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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 13-15mm.


Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2007195820142013
Year last recorded2014200120142013
Number of records13311
Number of individuals13311
Unique positions8311
Unique locations9311
Adult records13311
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1958.


63.048 Palpita vitrealis 05
© Ian Marshall, 11 Sep 2020
63.048 Palpita vitrealis 04
© Paul Holmes
63.048 Palpita vitrealis 03
© Paul Holmes
63.048 Palpita vitrealis 02
© Barry Spence, 1 Aug 2007
63.048 Palpita vitrealis 01
© Terry Box

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A scarce but regular immigrant to southern England which seldom occurs as far north as Yorkshire.
VC63. Wath-on-Dearne, one male to MV light 5.9.1958 (Seago, 1959).

Beaumont, 2002: This is only the second Yorkshire record of this immigrant moth.
VC63. Wintersett Country Park, 1.10.2000 (PSm, PM et. al.)

Argus 54, 2007: Although this is the fourth county record of this immigrant moth, surprisingly it is the first from a coastal locality, all three previous records having been from VC63.
VC61. Spurn NNR, 1.8.2007 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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