Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry.
|Year first recorded||1964||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||300||502||287||1105||121|
|Number of individuals||266||572||348||1674||146|
For the county, we have a total of 2315 records from 395 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A fairly local species, although recorded from all five vice-counties. Often found at light in areas with gardens and allotments where the larvae feed on currants and gooseberry. P.Q. Winter reports that larvae reared at Muston (VC61) preferred gooseberry which is also fairly common growing wild in the area, but currants have been reported as the foodplant elsewhere.
2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread across the county in small numbers but there has been a slight decline in records in recent years.