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.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1972|
|Year last recorded||2006|
|Number of records||10|
|Number of individuals||7|
For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1972.
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.