Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Sallows, Aspen, Billberry.
|Year first recorded||1983||1992||1974||1883||1914|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2014||2010|
|Number of records||36||22||48||14||2|
|Number of individuals||30||20||53||9||1|
For the county, we have a total of 122 records from 78 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have recently been several records for this species from vice-counties 61, 63 and 64. Previously it had not been recorded since 1914 (YNU, 1970), although Walsh (1956) mentions several 'of late years'.
2012 (CHF): Local in the county in damp woodland and sallow scrub. There are recent records from all five VCs. It is only ever encountered in small numbers and may not come strongly to light.