Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose.
|Year first recorded||1883||1806||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||1998||2014||1928|
|Number of records||79||5||17||5|
|Number of individuals||82||3||13||0|
For the county, we have a total of 106 records from 41 sites. First recorded in 1806.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Occasional specimens of this moth are found in the County but it has never been clear whether these have been residents or immigrants or whether accidental or deliberate introduction has occurred. There are a few recent records, one of which is known to be an importation.
Argus 47, pub. 2005:
VC61. Kilnsea, 18.6.2004 (BRS); Easington, 21.7.2004 (MJS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Since 2004 this species has been resident in the south-east of the county with increasing numbers of records, mostly at Spurn. In 2010 there was spread up the coast to Tophill Low, Atwick and Catwick plus one near Doncaster. The only spread in 2011 was one at North Ferriby.