Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1949||1859||1883||1998||2007|
|Year last recorded||2013||1859||2014||2013||2013|
|Number of records||3||2||5||14||12|
|Number of individuals||2||0||1||2||14|
For the county, we have a total of 36 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly a widespread and common household pest (abundant everywhere in warehouses and dwelling houses (Porritt, 1907)), there have been very few records during the last forty years and no specific record is known from VC65.
Beaumont, 2002: This moth has declined almost to the point of extinction in Yorkshire in recent years, there has only been a single record since 1989.
Argus 54, 2007:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, indoors 11.7.2007 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2014 (CHF): This species seems to have made a comeback throughout the country and is more common in recent years. We are all keeping our houses nice and warm in the winter which enables the moths to be continuously brooded. There are still comparatively few sites in the county which report it on a regular basis.