Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Meadowsweet, Common Valarian.
|Year first recorded||1904||1857||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2013||1974||2014||2004|
|Number of records||8||6||8||5|
|Number of individuals||7||0||2||3|
For the county, we have a total of 27 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only recently positively recorded from two sites. It rarely comes to light (Skinner, 1984) and may be confused with S. floslactata (Haworth) and S. ternata (Schrank). There are several unconfirmed records from VC62 and one from VC64.
VC61. Spurn, 14.7.1982 (BRS).
VC63. Thorne Moors, 1972 (Skidmore et al)., 1985), 1978 (RSK).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC62. Cropton, 12.7.1987 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Ripon Parks, 1.7.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Very local, sometimes seen flying by day and often confused with other species. Records are not acceptable without a good photograph or a specimen.