Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
Foodplant: Seedlings of Downy and Silver Birch and also on Bog-myrtle
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1950||2014||1993||2014|
|Number of records||3||14||25||19|
|Number of individuals||0||31||26||6|
For the county, we have a total of 61 records from 37 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local and mainly day-flying moth, seemingly now quite scarce with few records since 1970.
2012 (CHF): A National BAP species which has declined all over England though it is still doing fairly well in the north-west of Scotland. The only post-2000 records have been from its old site at Bishop Wood and in 2011 from an unexpected new site in VC62 near Boltby.