Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Bedstraws, Woodruff, Bush Vetch.
|Year first recorded||1960||1857||1846||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2013||2014|
|Number of records||35||58||46||67|
|Number of individuals||22||34||25||48|
For the county, we have a total of 206 records from 118 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Scarce and local. The actual sites from which this moth has been reported have changed since 1970 but its general distribution in Yorkshire remains almost the same. Although we have no VC65 records it has been recorded in Upper Teesdale in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).
2012 (CHF): Local though apparently well-distributed within the county. There is still no VC65 record. This species is commonly misidentified and many claimed records turn out to be other species of Wave. A good quality photograph or a specimen is usually needed for verification. Often disturbed in the daytime but also sometimes comes to light.