Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-31mm.
Foodplant: Heathers, Bilberry, Creeping Willow. Brambles.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2009||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||14||102||61||137||25|
|Number of individuals||7||169||24||208||27|
For the county, we have a total of 339 records from 223 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Although Skinner (1984) mentions a variety of habitats, in Yorkshire it seems to have disappeared from many lowland localities except a few commons. However it is still reported as common on the moors and in moorland valleys in vice-counties 62-64. The only recent record from VC61 is from Skipworth Common on 10.6.1984 (NG, SMJ) and there are none from VC65.
2012 (CHF): This species remains fairly common in upland areas and still occurs on several lowland heaths including Strensall, Skipwith and Thorne and Hatfield Moors. Records seem to have increased in the last ten years.