Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Wavy Hair-grass and Tufted Hair-grass.
|Year first recorded||2010||1900||1877||1945||1927|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2012||2014||2007|
|Number of records||5||109||39||77||4|
|Number of individuals||6||186||193||200||2|
For the county, we have a total of 234 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1877.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A mainly northern and western species associated with moorland, or at least, moorland edge. This moth is very local in the centre and east of the country. In Yorkshire it has recently become more frequent.
Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Headingley, 21.7.2003 (JKB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): We now have records from all five five counties. This moorland moth is found in the western uplands of the county and eastern areas of VC62 extending down into the north of VC61. There have been increasing records in the last few years.