Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mainly one generation May-Jul, (Aug-Oct).
|Year first recorded||1907||1857||1883||1883||2008|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||23||56||58||29||4|
|Number of individuals||17||58||75||34||4|
For the county, we have a total of 170 records from 95 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The only recent records of this species in the County are from south of VC63, both in 1984. Previously this species had not been taken since Porritt (1983-86, 1904) when it was found mainly in VC63 but also in vice-counties 61, 62 and 64.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Bellflask, 26.7.2002 (B&SM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Thorpe Perrow arboretum, 4.7.2008 (CHF, JCW, DB et al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): There has been a major range expansion to the north and west in the last ten years and we have recent records from all five VCs. It should now be possible to find this moth in beech-rich areas all over the county.