Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
|Year first recorded||1981||1961||1973||1959||1880|
|Year last recorded||2013||2014||2014||2013||2014|
|Number of records||132||176||126||380||27|
|Number of individuals||155||243||140||1018||88|
For the county, we have a total of 841 records from 144 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The majority of these records probably originate from larvae on introduced bushes which may now be established. However we do also have records from indigenous Yorkshire plants where the moth may well have been an unnoticed resident for many years.
2012 (CHF): This species seemed to be quite common and widespread in the 1990s but has declined considerably in the last few years although we still get scattered records in all five VCs. A decline has been noticed in other parts of the country.