Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1983||2004||1987||1995||2002|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||532||10||88||76||17|
|Number of individuals||751||11||111||141||18|
For the county, we have a total of 723 records from 117 sites. First recorded in 1983.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A moth which is extending its range, these (two) Yorkshire records are presently the most northerly in Britain.
Beaumont, 2002: Has become more widely and frequently reported in the south of the County since 1989.
VC64. Cawood, 1995 det. HEB (JP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 47, 2004: This moth has spread rapidly during the past few years and is now reported widely. Now recorded from all five vice-counties although most frequent in vice-counties 61 and 63.
VC62. Sand Hutton Common, 8.6.2004 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 14.7.2002, 26.7 & 10.8.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): The first at Rudston (VC61) in 1982 was probably a wander from further south. Next reported from Rossington (VC63) in 1987, then during the 1990s became widespread in the south of the county with the first VC64 record in 1995. Now recorded in all five Yorkshire vice-counties although less common in the northern half of Yorkshire.