Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Common and Heath Milkwort.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||2002|
|Year last recorded||2005||2014||1971||1998||2002|
|Number of records||9||72||5||4||3|
|Number of individuals||5||82||0||3||7|
For the county, we have a total of 93 records from 52 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now recorded from vice-counties 61-63, although its main stronghold would still seem to be in VC62. This is a species which could easily be missed as it is relatively small and flies rapidly in sunlight. Another species which is recorded from the Teesdale fells in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) although not from our side of the river.
2012 (CHF): The majority of our records still come from upland areas in the east of VC62 though there are scattered records from other parts of the county.