Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants, Purple Saxifrage, Yellow Saxifrage.
|Year first recorded||1983||1883||1900||1961|
|Year last recorded||1987||2011||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2||18||43||11|
|Number of individuals||1||6||40||11|
For the county, we have a total of 74 records from 51 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are few recent records for this species in the County. Most are from the south-western Pennines, with one report from the North York Moors. Map 105 in MBGBI 9 shows a record in 10 km square SD99 in VC65 but at present this has not been traced. However it has been taken at several sites on the north side of Teesdale (IF; Dunn & Parrack, 1986), the northernmost boundary of the vice-county.
VC64. Malham Tarn, most years 1993-1997 (DB).
2012 (CHF): In much of Britain this is a moth of rocky coastal areas. In Yorkshire it is moth of rocky uplands in the west of the county where we receive scattered records in most years in the west of VC64 and 65. Worryingly it has not been seen in VC63 since 1985 or VC62 since 1987.