Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2010||2014||2011||1984|
|Number of records||321||15||65||23||12|
|Number of individuals||382||8||47||18||11|
For the county, we have a total of 436 records from 87 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now a very local species in Yorkshire. It is dependent on species of mallow which many sources suggest are becoming scarcer, so correspondingly, colonies of the moth are becoming more isolated. However, P.Q. Winter reports mallow to be quite widespread in VC61, although the moth is very rare. This would suggest there are other factors involved in the distribution of this species.
2012 (CHF): This species remains very local in the county and does not seem to stray far from its foodplant.