Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Ash, Blackthorn, Dog-rose other broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2003||2014||1999||2014||2013|
|Number of records||30||110||54||187||29|
|Number of individuals||21||123||72||291||28|
For the county, we have a total of 410 records from 176 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Occurs locally in wooded areas in all five vice-counties. Occasionally noted as a wanderer in other habitats.
Current status (CHF, 2011): This moth has been lost to central England and is retreating to the uplands, the celtic fringes, and the south-east. There are no recent records from south Yorkshire.
Argus 69, 2013: Whilst this species has disappeared from lowland Yorkshire, it is still doing well in upland woodland. A remarkable 23 were trapped on the YNU outing to Grass Wood [on 7.6.2013, VC64].