Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Bladder Campion.
|Year first recorded||1912||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1991||1983||2013||2014||2011|
|Number of records||11||6||51||53||7|
|Number of individuals||6||4||48||36||4|
For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 85 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The overall distribution of this species has changed very little in the past twenty years, however there has been no further VC65 record. It has been found regularly in a Leeds (VC64) suburb where bladder campion was grown from seed as a garden flower (GB pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Very local in areas with bladder campion and not recorded every year. There have been no records in the eastern half of the county for over 20 years.