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Summary Data

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-Jul.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Woody plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188318881999
Year last recorded188320082010
Number of records146
Number of individuals029
Unique positions133
Unique locations143
Adult records136
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There has been no confirmed Yorkshire record of this species since 1963 (YNU, 1970). Since Skinner's description of this species is, 'Widely distributed, but local, over much of the British Isles' (Skinner, 1984), it is surprising that a county the size of Yorkshire should not have more records. Lorimer (MBGBI 9) says 'apparently more local in the Yorkshire Moors', suggesting that there is more than one record. However the only Yorkshire record shown on the accompanying map would appear to be the one from Bradford (VC63) given in the last list (YNU, 1970).

2012 (CHF): This moth remains very uncommon in the county. There are few verified records. The most recent are from Beamsley in VC64 on 20.6.2007 and Sprotbrough in VC63 on 28.7.2008. This is not always an easy species to identify and can be mistaken for others such as Pale-shouldered Brocade. A good photograph or a specimen is needed in order for the record to be accepted.

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