Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Scarce and local migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Recorded late Jul-Oct.
Foodplant: Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle. others.
|Year first recorded||1985||1866||1871||1985||2003|
|Year last recorded||2014||2006||2006||2006||2014|
|Number of records||201||35||24||37||26|
|Number of individuals||305||66||29||52||35|
For the county, we have a total of 323 records from 81 sites. First recorded in 1866.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Several of these rare immigrants were caught in 1985, previously not recorded since Porritt (1883-86).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 14.9.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 52, 2006: A quite unprecedented influx. Before this year there had been 25 Yorkshire records. In 2006 there were 257 records of 405 moths spread widely over all five VCs. One at Otley on 24.6.2006 (AW) gave no warning of what was to come. The influx started in early August with a peak in mid-September and the last of the moths were reported at Haxby (TJC) and Knaresborough (SR) on 28.10.2006.
2012 (CHF): There has been no recurrence of the amazing events of 2006 with none at all recorded in 2007 & 8 and records in single figures in the following years.