Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Sep.
Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious, Field Scabious and Small Scabious .
|Year first recorded||1883||1859||1882||1883||2003|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2011|
|Number of records||57||12||30||58||15|
|Number of individuals||71||8||31||124||24|
For the county, we have a total of 172 records from 65 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Yorkshire records under this name are widespread and moths locally very common but not recorded from VC65. Recently Gibeaux (1987) has split the taxon into five species, four of which may occur in Yorkshire. They are S. bipunctidactyla (Scopoli), S. picardi (Gibeaux), S. scabiodactyla (Gregson) and S. aridus (Zeller) (=gallobritannidactyla Gibeaux). Investigation of this species complex will be necessary to clarify the position in the County.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 15.9.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.