Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Water Dropwort and similar species.
|Year first recorded||1859||1925||1943|
|Year last recorded||2014||2002||1985|
|Number of records||2||5||2|
|Number of individuals||4||2||1|
For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough (Stainton, 1859b).
VC63. Coxley, larvae abundant on hemlock water-dropwort 25.6.1925, moths reared (Mosley, 1925).
VC64. Acomb, York, 23.7.1943 (AS coll.); Meanwood Valley, Leeds, larvae in flower heads of hemlock water-dropwort in July 1985 and subsequently, moths reared (GB).