Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Various plants.
|Year first recorded||2000||1857||1966||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2||26||3||32||4|
|Number of individuals||2||24||2||70||2|
For the county, we have a total of 67 records from 30 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has only been reported from three sites since the last list (YNU, 1970). Records do not state which subspecies has been found but callunaria (Doubleday) would possibly be expected in these areas of Yorkshire. The larvae may sometimes be found openly on flowers of hawkweeds, knapweed and field scabious (MRB pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Rather local in the county from upland grassland and lowland heathy areas. Possibly under-recorded and should be dissected unless you are quite confident about the identification. Often disturbed in the daytime on sunny days. There is no VC61 record.
Argus 69, 2013: Very local in the county. An old record from 2000 has proved to be the first for VC61.
VC61. Skipwith Common, 15.7.2000 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.