Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1858||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2010|
|Number of records||23||41||41||114||27|
|Number of individuals||22||35||30||185||21|
For the county, we have a total of 246 records from 172 sites. First recorded in 1858.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species seems to have declined in the past few years. There are still occasional reports from chalk grassland, moorland and mosses in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): There have been increased numbers of records of this day-flying moth in the last ten years from the Dales, the North York Moors and the Pennines in the west of VC63. The only inland records have been from Wharram Quarry in VC61.