Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Aug.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2010|
|Number of records||3||26||24|
|Number of individuals||1||25||19|
For the county, we have a total of 53 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Pheromone lures: VES, VES+HYL, VES+TAB. Mainly on Oaks and other trees in suitable woodland where live stumps left after recent coppicing. The adult flies from late May to August and comes to lure quite readily in the afternoon.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Scarce and local in Yorkshire. This species had not been recorded since 1952 near Selby (YNU, 1970) until, in 1979, larvae were found in the south-east of VC63. Since then three more sites have been found and the first report confirmed.
Argus 52, 2006:
VC61. Skipwith Common, 19.7.2006 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Use of pheromone lures has shown that this species is more common than previously thought. Nearly all recent records are from this method.