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, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1984|
|Year last recorded||1984||2014||2011||1984|
|Number of records||7||28||7||1|
|Number of individuals||2||33||1||1|
For the county, we have a total of 43 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has reappeared at several localities in the last few years. Buckthorn, the larval foodplant for several species in this group, is at its north-eastern limit in Yorkshire and is scarce in many areas. This may be the limiting factor on their distribution.
2012 (CHF): This moth remains extremely local in the county but we have a few recent records from areas with buckthorn along the magnesian limestone belt.