Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-May.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1904||1842||1846||1904||1883|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||1968||2007||1985|
|Number of records||22||8||8||13||3|
|Number of individuals||33||7||0||7||1|
For the county, we have a total of 54 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1842.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local in Yorkshire although recorded from a few more sites than in previous years. Lorimer (MBGBI 9) suggests that this species is more widespread than O. populeti (Fabricius).
2012 (CHF): There are scattered records from various sites in the county particularly from or near our lowland heaths. This is not a common moth in the county and a photograph or specimen is needed for verification unless the recorder is very familiar with it.