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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 17-20mm.

Foodplant: Traveller's-joy, Clematis.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19941886
Year last recorded19941999
Number of records12
Number of individuals11
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1886.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 9.7.1994 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Bellflask, 9.7.1999 (B&SM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We only have three records of this scarce species, the two above and an old unpublished (and probably unconfirmed) record from Birstwith in 1886. Several other scarce species which feed on traveller's joy occur at a low density in the county and this moth may be resident in very low numbers. The VC65 record mentioned in Beaumont 2002 is in fact in VC64 (as above).

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