Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1982||1884|
|Year last recorded||2011||1884|
|Number of records||21||1|
|Number of individuals||20||0|
For the county, we have a total of 22 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1884.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1904) mentioned a specimen of this moth being found in Leeds market (VC64), but since it was thought to have been imported with produce there was doubt as to whether it should be added to the Yorkshire list. This problem was resolved when one was captured at Spurn (VC61) on 17 September 1982 by B.R. Spence, a definite Yorkshire specimen.
2012 (CHF): There have been several more records in the Spurn area in recent years. There are no records further north.