Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Tufted Vetch.
|Year first recorded||1960||1883||1858||1883||2010|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||50||26||132||40||7|
|Number of individuals||85||24||167||41||7|
For the county, we have a total of 255 records from 133 sites. First recorded in 1858.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local in eastern VC61 and VC62 but also now recorded from the south of VC63, the first from this area for many years. P.Q.Winter records larvae on tufted vetch and wood vetch.
Argus 58, 2009:
VC64. Menston, 3.7.2009 (JC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Until 2008 this was a rare moth in the county with scattered records from the east and south east. A major expansion in south Lancashire then spilled over into the west of VC63 and spread north and east across the county leading to 23 records in 2010 and 41 in 2011. We now have records from all five vice-counties.