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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 14-18mm.

Foodplant: Common Rock-rose, Lady's Bedstraw, herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491860
Year last recorded20061883
Number of records32
Number of individuals30
Unique positions22
Unique locations32
Adult records32
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1860.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now restricted to the south, west and north-east coasts of Britain this species was said to be not uncommon at Scarborough (VC62) by T. Wilkinson (Porritt, 1883-86). It was last recorded in Yorkshire from Spurn Point (VC61) in August 1949 by H. N. Michaelis, when one moth was found on ragwort (Michaelis, 1951).

2012 (CHF): There have been further records from Spurn in 2005 and 6.

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