Species Account

Select species and region:


Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 17-19mm.

Foodplant: Soapwort.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded19701883196419601985
Number of records151862
Number of individuals60021
Unique positions81752
Unique locations91662
Adult records71552
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


2153 Bordered Gothic 01
© Alan Miller

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are few recent records of this primarily southern moth in Yorkshire. Sufficient work has now been done on the Wolds to indicate that it is unlikely to be established there, as was suggested previously (YNU, 1970). The VC62 and VC63 records are unconfirmed.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1985 - yet another moth in decline, possibly extinct nationally.
 

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species