Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Cock's-foot, Annual Meadow-grass and Smooth Meadow-grass.
|Year first recorded||1949||1859||1883||2014||2003|
|Year last recorded||2006||2013||1904||2014||2003|
|Number of records||4||3||2||1||1|
|Number of individuals||5||1||0||1||1|
For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and locally common, recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 5.7.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2014 (CHF): An unusual rather shaggy-looking species of grassland. It can be a little elusive and is said to fly in sunshine between 12:00 and 14:00. We now have records from all five vice-counties. The thickened hairy bases to the antennae and the erect scales on the forewings are characteristic.