Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mar-May.
Foodplant: Heather, Bilberry.
|Year first recorded||1983||1883||1956||2013|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2013||2013|
|Number of records||10||18||3||1|
|Number of individuals||27||133||5||8|
For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Farndale, 24.4.1983 (MRB).
VC63. Widely recorded and often common on the Pennine moors, also recorded at Wheatley Wood, Doncaster between 1891 and 1920 by HHC (Porritt, 1904; Beaumont, 1981a).
VC64. Malham Tarn, three larvae in spun leaves of Vaccinium and Potentilla, July 1956 (Michaelis, 1963).
Argus 69, 2013: Flying early in the year this moth of open moorland is often under-recorded.
VC65. Cronkley Fell, several 7.5.2013 (DWi, PSI et al.) NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.