Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug, (Sep-Oct).
Foodplant: Garden Privet, Honeysuckle.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||1880|
|Number of records||2098||211||170||177||1|
|Number of individuals||3061||308||184||199||0|
For the county, we have a total of 2657 records from 213 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only previously recorded from Kilnsea and Skipwith (YNU, 1970), there have been many recent records from new localities, however this moth is still generally local and uncommon.
2012 (CHF): This moth is commoner than the comments in Sutton and Beaumont suggested in 1989. There is now a second generation in the county and the suggestion of a small increase in range further north.