Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1883||2001||1980|
|Year last recorded||1943||2001||1980|
|Number of records||4||2||2|
|Number of individuals||0||2||2|
For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1883.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) commented that this species is 'very doubtful as a Yorkshire moth'. There are a number of published Yorkshire records but at present only the VC64 record is above suspicion.
2013 (CHF): The status of this moth in the county is still uncertain and some of the dots on the map may be incorrect. There has been one further genuine record in VC63 in 2001. This is a moth of open woodland and moorland where the larvae feed on bilberry. It is very similar in appearance to other members of the genus and verification requires dissection.