Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-Apr.
Foodplant: Wild Privet and Ash.
|Year first recorded||1945|
|Year last recorded||2014|
|Number of records||13|
|Number of individuals||30|
For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1945.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has only been recorded from one location since Porritt (1883-86, 1904): Grass Wood near Grassington (VC64) in 1959 and again in 1962 (YNU, 1970). It has not been recorded since.
2012 (CHF): Still confined to its only site in the county but reported regularly as an adult and larvae on wild privet. A search of nearby woodland for larvae has been unsuccessful and it seems to be confined to a small area of the wood.