Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Various brassicas.
|Year first recorded||1963||1986||1990||1998|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||259||52||24||36|
|Number of individuals||446||68||27||33|
For the county, we have a total of 371 records from 103 sites. First recorded in 1963.
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been recorded more frequently during the past few years and is probably now resident in the southern part of vice-county 63.
VC62. Strensall Common, two 19.7.1995 (NG); Forge Valley, 20.7.1998 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 18.7. 1990 (RIH); Thorpe Salvin, 21.7.1992; Roche Abbey, five 28.7.1992, (RFB, JAN); Anston Stones Wood, 15.7.1994 (HEB); Potteric Carr, 18.7.1998, 16.7.2000 (RIH); Wintersett Country Park, 12.8.1999 det. HEB (PSm, PM et. al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Drax, 5.8.1998 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 47, 2004: This moth is now recorded widely and regularly in vice-counties 61 and 63, in VC61 sometimes commonly. Records from vice-counties 62 and 64 are infrequent…..; there is presently no record from VC65.
Current status (HEB, 2011): The first county records were from Spurn (VC61) in 1963 and 1987. During the 1990s it was recorded more frequently in the south of VC63 and a northwards range extension took place into vice-counties 62 and 64.