Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Prickly Lettuce, Garden Lettuce and Great Lettuce.
|Year first recorded||1997||2004||2002||2013|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2013|
|Number of records||21||7||12||1|
|Number of individuals||23||7||14||1|
For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1997.
VC61. Spurn, 12 & 27.7.1997 conf. HEB (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. West Melton, 1.8.2002, 9.8.2004; Stone, Maltby, three 30.7.2004 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 50, 2005:
VC62. South Gare, 14.8.2004 det. HEB (PWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): Since the first record from Spurn (VC61) in 1997 this moth has occurred sporadically at a number of localities in vice-counties 61 and 63. Still infrequent but there are signs of a northward spread with a record from South Gare (VC62) in 2004.
Argus 69, 2013: This moth has been recorded regularly in recent years in vice-counties 61 to 63; this is the most northerly occurrence.
VC65. Bellflask (east), 26.8.2013 (BM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.