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: Osiers, Willows.
|Year first recorded||2008||1947||1967||2006||2002|
|Year last recorded||2014||1947||2014||2006||2012|
|Number of records||15||2||21||1||2|
|Number of individuals||42||1||17||1||2|
For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1947.
Pheromone lures: MYO, TIP, TIP+VES , MYO+TIP+VES, FOR (the best).
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has suddenly reappeared after a long absence, with the record from Clifton near York in 1947 (S. Wakely, MRB pers. Comm.), being the only record since Porritt (1883-86) until the late 1960s. Records from vice-counties 61 to 64 are shown on map 204 in MBGBI 2, but most of these have not yet been traced (Porritt only recorded it from York).
2012 (CHF): Use of pheromone lures has shown that we have a good population of this species in the south of the county.