Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid Jun-early Aug.
|Year first recorded||1993||1862||1975||1984|
|Year last recorded||1993||1862||1999||1984|
|Number of records||2||1||35||1|
|Number of individuals||2||0||41||0|
For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1862.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and presently restricted to the south of the County although it was recorded from VC62 during the last [19th] century.
VC61. Tophill Low, 22.7.1993 det. HEB (PAC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): Following a mid nineteenth century record from Scarborough (VC62) this moth was not recorded again in Yorkshire until 1975 after which it was recorded regularly in small numbers in the south of VC63 with single records from VC61 in 1993 and VC64 in 1984. The last county record was from West Melton (VC63) in 1999. This is a distinctive moth, its demise may well be linked to the tidying up or development of ‘waste ground’ sites which has led to a decline of wormwood, the larval foodplant.