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.
Foodplant: Traveller's-joy, Clematis.
|Year first recorded||1994||1886|
|Year last recorded||1994||1999|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||1|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1886.
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2012 (CHF): We only have three records of this scarce species, the two above and an old unpublished (and probably unconfirmed) record from Birstwith in 1886.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).