Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug, (May-Oct).
Foodplant: Bilberry, Heather.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2002||2012||2014||2012|
|Number of records||25||25||184||41|
|Number of individuals||2||7||328||49|
For the county, we have a total of 275 records from 135 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found widely on moorland in vice-counties 62 to 65 and occasionally also in lower areas. Usually plentiful where it occurs and is often seen in the daytime as well as coming readily to light. There is no VC61 record.
2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread in the west of VC64 and 65 but has become scarce in VC62. There is still no VC61 record. This is one of the upland species which may be suffering because of recent climatic change.