Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1991||1983||1989||2002|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||871||201||283||361||105|
|Number of individuals||936||271||439||1277||153|
For the county, we have a total of 1821 records from 315 sites. First recorded in 1929.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is slowly increasing its northwards range, at first moving up the coast and now also inland. First found in Yorkshire at light in 1978 at Hornsea Mere by R. Hawley.
VC62. Grosmont, 14.8.1996 (WN); Millington Wood, 8.8.2000 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Bishop Wood, 23.7.1997; Drax, 27.7 & 2.8.1997 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): This species is now widespread across the county though much less common in the west. It has spread north into VC66. We receive between 100 and 200 records now per year.