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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19571980
Year last recorded19571980
Number of records11
Number of individuals01
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1957.


70.035 False Mocha 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has only definitely been recorded twice in Yorkshire, from Buttercrambe Woods (VC62) in 1957 (YNU, 1970) and near York (VC61/62/64) in 1859 (Porritt, 1883-86). Recently a specimen was reported from Bishop Wood (VC64) on 4.6.1980 (per SMJ), but no other details are available. This must be considered a vagrant since it is a local southern species not usually found north of the Midlands

Current status (CHF, 2011): Very local and in decline. Only three previous county records, the last in 1980, and unlikely to recolonise.

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