Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Uncommon and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Sea Rocket, Common Restharrow, Sea Sandwort, others.
|Year first recorded||1883||1904||1964||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2006||2008||1940|
|Number of records||1297||11||4||1|
|Number of individuals||2644||10||3||0|
For the county, we have a total of 1313 records from 33 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still recorded regularly at Spurn (VC61). There has been only one other recent report of this species in Yorkshire.
VC63. Rossington, 5.6.1999, 31.5.2000 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Still present at Spurn but a slight reduction in numbers in the last few years. There were also records from Teesside between 2002 and 2006 and a single record from Hatfield Moor in 2008.