Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Gorse, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood.
|Year first recorded||1940||1953||1846||1940||1977|
|Year last recorded||2006||2014||2005||2003||2013|
|Number of records||13||32||15||27||7|
|Number of individuals||8||40||3||21||32|
For the county, we have a total of 94 records from 57 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Similar species: Lead Belle.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: As has been said above (see S. mucronata (Scopoli)), all the dated records suggest that S. luridata is the predominant 'belle' found in Yorkshire. There are likely records from all five vice-counties (although many had been submitted as S. mucronata but as yet the only confirmed records are from VC64 from Harrogate (Faulkner, 1977), Pannal (GTF), Wharfedale (WNS), Guisborough in VC62 (PWa) and West Melton in VC63 (HEB).
VC61. Spurn, 6 & 8.6.1969, 5.6.1989 (BRS) NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 52, 2006:
VC65. Foxglove Covert MoD, 23.6.2006 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): We have recent records from all five VCs but it remains very local and seems to have been commoner in the county in the past.