Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mar-Aug and mid-Aug-mid-Oct.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1883||1867||1987||1961||2002|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||23||28||66||60||12|
|Number of individuals||20||23||70||67||12|
For the county, we have a total of 189 records from 93 sites. First recorded in 1867.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have only been a few recent records of this species in Yorkshire. It was previously quite common at Scarborough (VC62) and Everingham (VC61) (Porritt, 1883-86, 1904) and A. Smith also recorded it at Pickering (VC62) (Walsh, 1956).
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has occurred widely in recent years, although it may have been under-recorded in the past there appears to have been a genuine increase.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Sedbusk, 26.7.2002(MS); Hutton Conyers, 26.5.2003, 17.10.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Widely distributed in oak-rich areas all over the county but in small numbers - 90% of our records are of single moths. We only receive about ten records each year of this species. Take care not to mistake it for one of the Tortricidae.