Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Sow-thistles, wild lettuces, hawkweeds.
|Year first recorded||1874||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||375||144||146||149||32|
|Number of individuals||399||145||108||199||31|
For the county, we have a total of 846 records from 246 sites. First recorded in 1874.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Unlike most of, the other members of this genus this moth is recorded much more as an adult than as larvae. There are recent records from all five vice-counties but, although regular in some areas, it is rarely common.
2012 (CHF): Widely distributed in small numbers in lowland areas across the county. Numbers have fallen a little recently. Do not confuse this species with the earlier and smaller Chamomile Shark.