Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen and other poplars.
|Year first recorded||1964|
|Year last recorded||2011|
|Number of records||14|
|Number of individuals||12|
For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1964.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The first Yorkshire record for many years was of a larva found on aspen in the Scarborough area (VC62) on 4.8.1978 by P.Q. Winter. The moth emerged in 1979. A second larva was beaten at a locality about four miles from the first on 6.7.1980 (PQW). This is in the area mentioned by Porritt (1983-86) and it had also been confirmed as present here earlier in the century. It would appear possible that there is a very small resident population.
2012 (CHF): Confined to VC62 where we have had scattered records from several different sites. Our small population appears stable.