Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Clover spp.
|Year first recorded||1986||1883||1883||2004|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||40||27||38||10|
|Number of individuals||64||67||54||7|
For the county, we have a total of 115 records from 62 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly regarded as scarce it has been recorded widely and fairly commonly in vice-counties 61 and 63 since larvae were found in seed pods of common birdsfoot-trefoil in 1980, this appears to be the main foodplant in Yorkshire. Rather infrequently reported from vice-counties 62 and 64 and not recorded from V65.