Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB3
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Uncertain in the wild. (feeds on several plants in captivity)
|Year first recorded||2003||1859|
|Year last recorded||2003||1859|
|Number of records||1||1|
|Number of individuals||1||0|
For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86, 1904). In Porritt's main list (1881-86) there were only two records, both from VC62 in 1858/59. The nearest known recent record is from Derbyshire in 1985 (Harrison & Sterling, 1986). Skinner (in litt. 1989) has drawn attention to Allis (1859) and Birks (1859) which in total refer to three specimens from the Strensall Common area.
2012 (CHF): There has been one further record, from Spurn on 7.8.2003 - probably a migrant, as the main population of this moth is in the Brecks and along the Suffolk coast.