Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare and local migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Mugwort, Field Wormwood.
|Year first recorded||1989||1859||1847||1879||2001|
|Year last recorded||2012||2002||1996||2001||2002|
|Number of records||27||3||5||6||3|
|Number of individuals||30||1||5||3||3|
For the county, we have a total of 44 records from 27 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly recorded from several localities in vice-counties 62 to 64, sometimes commonly, but there has been no record during the present century. Goater (1986) comments that its status as a resident British species is uncertain.
VC61. Spurn, 9.7.1989, 12.8 & 2.9.1994 (BRS); Lower Derwent Valley NNR, several during August 1995 (CR); Allerthorpe Common, four 1.8.1995, 3.8.1995 (NG, BE); Muston, 10 & 13.8.1995 (PQW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 47, 2004: There have been a number of records of this immigrant moth in the county since the mid-1990's, a trend that has continued during the past four years.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 19.9 & 5.10.2001, 6.8.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.