Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Black Currant, Red Currant
|Year first recorded||1904||1953||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2013||2013|
|Number of records||157||147||123||259||36|
|Number of individuals||123||176||107||422||37|
For the county, we have a total of 722 records from 235 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, but seemingly in smaller numbers in VC61. Often frequent or common where currants or gooseberries grow, mostly in cultivation but occasionally in the wild. Dunn and Parrack (1986) consider this species to be much less common than the previous two in Northumberland and Durham.
Current status (CHF, 2011): A slow decline mirroring the national situation, but still widespread over most of the county.