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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 18-21mm.

Foodplant: Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19841883184418831992
Year last recorded19842012201120131992
Number of records14140511
Number of individuals14115501
Unique positions13125371
Unique locations12828361
Adult records13626471
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 134 records from 94 sites. First recorded in 1844.


73.207 Golden-rod Brindle 05
© Terry Box, 25 Aug 2010
73.207 Golden-rod Brindle 04
© Lee Wiseman
73.207 Golden-rod Brindle 03
© Graham Feathestone
73.207 Golden-rod Brindle 02
© Damian Money
73.207 Golden-rod Brindle 01
© Terry Box, 2 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably quite frequent on higher moorland, there are also occasional wanderers to quite atypical habitats such as Rudston (VC61) and Leeds (VC64). There is no VC65 record but it should be present in the west of that vice-county.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 19.7.1992 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We receive small numbers of records each year from upland areas of VC62, 63 and 64. There is surprisingly only one record from VC65 where it should be widespread on the higher ground. Three records from Haxby suggest it might be present at Strensall Common but it has not been recorded from any of our lowland heaths apart from a single record from Thorne Moors in 1962.

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