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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198220111982
Year last recorded201120111982
Number of records621
Number of individuals621
Unique positions421
Unique locations411
Adult records621
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1982.


73.003 Ni Moth 03
© John Czainski
73.003 Ni Moth 02
© Barry Spence, 14 Aug 2006
73.003 Ni Moth 01
© Dave Williamson (trapped by Paul Simmons)

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This migrant species has now been recorded twice in the County. The first was at Spurn (VC61) on 17.7.1982 by B. R. Spence. The second was at Selby (VC64) on 16.9.1982 by S. M. Jackson.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 22.8.1996 (BRS).

2012 (CHF): The fourth county record was at Spurn in 2006 and there were three further records in 2011, two at Spurn and one inland at Kirk Smeaton.

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