Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: Several (?) generations, May-Sep.
Foodplant: Honeysuckle and sometimes Snowberry.
|Year first recorded||1983||1859||1883||1977||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||2011||2014||2010||1883|
|Number of records||3||4||26||6||1|
|Number of individuals||21||0||20||2||0|
For the county, we have a total of 40 records from 32 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Many records are of leaf lines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A scarce moth with only three records. The statement by Porritt (1907) 'Probably common wherever honeysuckle grows well' cannot be substantiated.
Beaumont, 2002: Regarded as scarce in 1989 and still local but with further records from the south of VC63.