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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1972
Year last recorded2006
Number of records10
Number of individuals7
Unique positions8
Unique locations7
Adult records8
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1972.


70.023 Mullein Wave 03
© Andy Nunn
70.023 Mullein Wave 02
© Dave Williamson
70.023 Mullein Wave 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This has only been recorded once in Yorkshire, caught by B.R.Spence in the Rothamsted Insect Survey trap (trap 131) operated at Spurn (VC61) on 16th August 1972 (BRS). Most frequent in the south of England, there are scattered colonies all around Britain. These are mainly on the coast except in the area of London and the Home Counties (Skinner, 1984).

2012 (CHF): There has been a handful of further records mostly along the coast with three recorded at Spurn in 2003.

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