Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Rare migrant
Local Status: Rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Mullein and Mallow.
|Year first recorded||1947||1947|
|Year last recorded||2008||2008|
|Number of records||4||8|
|Number of individuals||4||8|
For the region, we have a total of 8 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1947.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species seen on ten occasions in Britain, resident in Africa, and a transitory resident in southern Iberia, the polyphagous larva feeding on various wild and cultivated herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on six occasions at light traps, the first of these (see photo) was the first British record, and the species acquired the name 'Scar Bank' after the place where it was caught: West Bexington, on 10 October 2008 (R Eden), Scar Bank, on 13 September 1947 (A Russell), Portland, on 29 July 1997, 24 August 2007 (M Cade), Durlston, on 17 September 1992 (via Durlston Country Park). The airflows on most occasions have tended to originate over western Iberia and the Atlantic coast of North Africa, although there was negligible opportunity for immigration from the south for up to three weeks prior to the record date in the case of the 2007 example. This species resembles Silver Y2441 superficially, but the 'V' part of the 'Y' is more like a 'U'; it more closely resembles Ni2432.