Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1883||1930|
|Year last recorded||1918||1930|
|Number of records||11||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are no recent records for this species. It was recorded several times from the Haw Park, near Wakefield (VC63) up to 1918 and, in an undated record, from Grassington (VC64) (YNU,1970). Garland (1979) also mentions several records from Sheffield around the turn of the century.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1930. This species is uncommon in mature birch woodland. Populations away from its strongholds in the south-east and in Wales tend to be very local. Although not seen for many years, it may still exist undetected in the west of VC64. There are recent records from Cumbria.