Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDBK
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||2010|
|Year last recorded||2014|
|Number of records||22|
|Number of individuals||25|
For the county, we have a total of 22 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 2010.
Current status (CHF, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD - Rotherham (9.6.2010) and Sprotbrough (24.7.2010). Formerly a resident in the south-east, this species was last reported in 1939 but reappeared as a breeding species in 1997 in Kent. Since then there has been a spectacular spread; the moth appearing in south Wales, the south Midlands and then Merseyside in 2006. Further spread is likely to occur but may be limited by its foodplant, prickly lettuce Lactuca serriola which is uncommon north of central Yorkshire.