Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late May-early Jul.
Foodplant: Wych Elm.
|Year first recorded||1858||1875||1904||2003|
|Year last recorded||1904||2014||2014||2004|
|Number of records||3||96||46||2|
|Number of individuals||1||150||307||8|
For the county, we have a total of 147 records from 56 sites. First recorded in 1858.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still regularly recorded from the north-east of the County, this species shows no sign of change in its distribution in Yorkshire although wych elm is disappearing from many sites (PQW pers. comm.). The future status of the moth is therefore uncertain.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Magdalen Wood, 31.5.2003, 14.7.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Local in the county. Since 1989 populations in the north-east have remained healthy and it is also now doing fairly well in the area around Ripon. Numbers may have dropped a little but it can still be locally quite common for example 82 trapped at Hackfall Woods on 9.7.2010. Sometimes disturbed in the daytime.