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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Oct.

Forewing: 33-42mm.

Foodplant: Many plants. (Rosebay and willowherbs)

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2002185719441949
Year last recorded2011196119521949
Number of records2531
Number of individuals2001
Unique positions2531
Unique locations2531
Adult records2411
Immature records0010

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1857.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are no recent records of this rare migrant in Yorkshire. The last was from Askwith, near Otley (VC64) in 1949 (YNU, 1970). However on map 14 in MBGBI 9 it is shown that there have been between one and three recorded in each vice-county between 1940 and 1978.

2012 (CHF): There have been two further records of this migrant hawk-moth, Spurn in 2002 and Tophill Low in 2011, both coincidentally on 15th July.

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