Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious and Small Scabious.
|Year first recorded||2009||1868||1988|
|Year last recorded||2009||1913||2013|
|Number of records||1||2||3|
|Number of individuals||1||0||4|
For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1868.
VC63. Bretton Park, 23.7.1998, det. HEB (RJHu). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 58, 2009:
VC61. Paull Holme Strays, 3.7.2009 det. HEB (from photo) (WP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF): Very local in the county though we have a few recent records. Flies by day in areas where its foodplant scabious grows. The forewing is metallic golden-green in the basal half and golden reddish or purplish beyond. Similar to Nematopogon minimella but without the basal streak and forewing band.