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, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||1958||1883||1883|
|Number of records||53||11||6||3||1|
|Number of individuals||48||10||1||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 74 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now even more local than formerly (YNU, 1970) and almost entirely restricted to the coast.
2012 (CHF): In Porritt's day this species was much more common in Yorkshire and he described it as widely distributed and common in 1883. By the time of Rutherford's list in 1970 it had declined considerably. It is now a rare moth in the county; the main British Population being south of a line from the Wash to the Bristol Channel and in south Wales. Yorkshire records are now virtually all coastal as far north as Scarborough and we have small numbers of recent records from several different sites although none were reported in 2011.