Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1974||1883||2008|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2013||2008|
|Number of records||116||85||55||49||2|
|Number of individuals||211||93||54||47||2|
For the county, we have a total of 307 records from 124 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously very rare in Yorkshire (Porritt, 1883-86) and then not recorded for many years (YNU, 1970). This species has undergone a remarkable range extension since 1974, although it has not been recorded from VC65.
Beaumont, 2002: Following a substantial increase in records from the mid 1970s this moth appears to have declined again with relatively few records since 1997.
Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 5 & 14.5.2008 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (CHF, 2011): A gradual reduction in numbers, though the range in central Yorkshire is unaltered.