Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry.
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1926||1846||1880|
|Year last recorded||2007||2013||2013||2014||2014|
|Number of records||84||66||161||305||92|
|Number of individuals||48||43||142||498||109|
For the county, we have a total of 708 records from 180 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Another species often associated with gardens and allotments which is less common now in many areas. However, it is still well distributed and often frequent in vice-counties 63 and 64 (generally the most heavily populated areas), but it is more local in vice-counties 61, 62 and 65
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been recorded much less frequently in recent years and is now regarded as scarce over much of the County.
Current status (CHF, 2011): In serious national decline. The few remaining Yorkshire populations are now nationally important.