Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB3
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, late May-June and late July-August
Foodplant: Purple Toadflax and other Toadflax species
|Year first recorded||1990||1990|
|Year last recorded||2009||2009|
|Number of records||6||12|
|Number of individuals||6||12|
For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1990.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A relatively recent colonist from abroad, first seen in Sussex in 1940, and subsequently recorded on shingle beaches, roadsides and in gardens along the Sussex, Kent and Essex coasts, the larva feeding on toadflax (Linaria spp.). The moth has been recorded four times in Dorset and all are suspected immigrants: Portland, at MV on 28 May 1990, 10 June 1990 (M Rogers), Upwey, at MV on 9 June 2004 (P Harris), Wareham, inside printing warehouse on 12 June 1998 (B Withers). The species is widely distributed across Europe where it has an overlapping double brood.