Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB3
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Sea Wormwood.
|Year first recorded||1870|
|Year last recorded||1997|
|Number of records||18|
|Number of individuals||12|
For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1870.
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Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a rare species nationally with few British localities. The northernmost colony was found at Spurn (VC61) where it was common, the larvae feeding on sea wormwood (Sutton & Spence, 1974a). It seemed to disappear in 1979 and extensive searches for larvae 1985-87 yielded no results. However, singles were again recorded on 29 June and 18 July 1988 so it may still be present here or in some nearby locality.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1997, we may have lost our small Spurn population of this very local Red Data Book species. In serious national decline.