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.
Foodplant: Many plants. (Rosebay and willowherbs)
|Year first recorded||2002||1857||1944||1949|
|Year last recorded||2011||1961||1952||1949|
|Number of records||2||5||3||1|
|Number of individuals||2||0||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1857.
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.