Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1904||1980||1883||1883||1987|
|Year last recorded||1904||1980||2006||2007||1988|
|Number of records||1||1||3||11||2|
|Number of individuals||0||1||1||4||7|
For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1883.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably under-recorded, since Skinner (1984) states it is rarely noted in the adult stage except occasionally at light. There are few recent records.
Argus 52, 2006: The first record since 1996.
VC63. Stainton, larvae on barberry (Berberis vulgaris) 28.6.2006 (MG). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Still very local in the county and infrequently recorded with only two post-2000 records. Larval searches on barberry might show that this species is commoner than we think.