Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Clovers, Bird's-foot-trefoil, Black Medick and Lucerne other vetches and trefoils.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1846||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2013||2011||1983|
|Number of records||65||85||15||35||3|
|Number of individuals||132||74||22||26||2|
For the county, we have a total of 203 records from 131 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Both this species and C. mi (Clerck) fly in sunshine and therefore are only rarely found in light traps. This may result in under recording in the current heyday of light-trapping. Very local but recorded slightly more in recent years, especially in the east of the County.
2012 (CHF): Rather local in scattered locations in the centre and east of the county. Usually recorded as single moths but occasionally in bigger numbers eg 17 at Elvington Air Museum on 15/6/2010.