Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Various low-growing herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1951|
|Year last recorded||2012|
|Number of records||25|
|Number of individuals||27|
For the county, we have a total of 25 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1951.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The only Yorkshire specimen of this moth was captured at Spurn (VC61) on 15 or 16 June 1951 by S.M. Jackson (YNU, 1970; Sutton & Spence, 1947a). It is normally found as far up the east coast as Lincolnshire but no other specimens have been found in our County.
2012 (CHF): This moth has become more regular at Spurn in the last ten years. An inland record at Wheldrake in 2010 was followed by more in 2011. The source of these records may the sedum matting on the roof of the reserve base as this came from Norfolk.