Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorns. etc.
|Year first recorded||1951||1827||1883|
|Year last recorded||1976||1986||1886|
|Number of records||3||7||2|
|Number of individuals||4||2||0|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1827.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for his species in the County, three from the south of VC63. This moth is reputedly spreading north, having moved up through Lincolnshire in the 1970s (Diddington & Johnson, 1983).
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1986. There are no recent records of this species in the north of England and it seems to have retreated southwards in the last 20 years. Unlikely to recolonise.