Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1904||1901||1940||2003|
|Year last recorded||2010||2014||1994||2011|
|Number of records||3||24||8||4|
|Number of individuals||2||18||3||5|
For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1901.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for this species. The larval foodplant, traveller's joy, is probably only indigenous south of the Humber (Clapham, Tutin & Moor, 1987) so the new Harrogate district records may be a result of recent introductions to the area.
2012 (CHF): We have scattered records mostly down the centre of the county with recent records from the Ripon area and from Brockadale, both areas where traveller's joy grows. It tends not to stray far from its foodplant. Fairly distinctive if fresh with a reddish band at the base of the abdomen, it can however be confused with Slender and Maple Pugs when worn and may need dissection if at all unsure.