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: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Forewing: M 18-22mm. F 20-26mm.
Foodplant: Dog Lichen and other lichens.
|Year first recorded||2006||1883||1883||1875|
|Year last recorded||2014||1883||1883||1984|
|Number of records||5||2||1||3|
|Number of individuals||4||0||0||2|
For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1875.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have only been two specimens of this rare migrant from the South of England or the Continent since Porritt (1883-86), when odd specimens had occurred in vice-counties 62 to 64. On map 67 in MBGBI 9, between one and three are shown to have been recorded in VC63 between 1940 and 1978.
2012 (CHF): There have been two more records in the migrant influx of 2006, Muston on 14.9.2006 and Rudston on 17.9.2006.