Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Thrift, Bird's-foot Trefoil.
|Year first recorded||1997||1991||1975||1970||2004|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2013||2008|
|Number of records||39||43||66||31||2|
|Number of individuals||34||51||89||118||4|
For the county, we have a total of 181 records from 46 sites. First recorded in 1970.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: All records are from inland localities where the species is presumably associated with thrift growing in gardens, there are no records from coastal areas.
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been much more widely recorded since 1989.
VC61. Bridlington, 30.8.1995 det. HEB (ASE), 2.7-1.9.1997, 28.7.1999 (KAB, ASE), Spurn, 11.8.1997 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Appletree Village, York, 21.7.1991, 14.9.1991 (MRB); Haxby, August 1994 det. HEB (TJC); Guisborough, 22.8.1995 det. HEB (PFo). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 56, 2008: Regularly recorded in the south and east of the county, the earlier record from VC65 listed below was inadvertently omitted from the 2004 report.
VC65. Nosterfield NR, three 11.8.2004; Ballowfields NR, 18.7.2008 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.