Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Apr-Dec, (mostly Aug-Sep).
Foodplant: Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws. Wild Madder.
|Year first recorded||1865||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||746||146||185||386||51|
|Number of individuals||831||138||156||376||48|
For the county, we have a total of 1514 records from 443 sites. First recorded in 1865.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A regular migrant with several being reported in the County in most years although, as with many immigrants, most frequently near the coast. Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64 and known to have bred in South Yorkshire in 1976 (JRB pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Numbers of this migrant have increased significantly in the last ten years, the best being 347 records in 2006 and 198 in 2011. In some years there have been records in March and April suggesting over-wintering. There have not been many reports of larvae, the most recent being at Malham and Spurn in 2006.