Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc.
|Year first recorded||1904||1904|
|Year last recorded||1904||1904|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||8||16|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1904.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species in central and north Wales, northern England and Scotland, with occasional migrants recorded in England, the larva feeding on various moorland plants and shrubs, such as birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Myrtillus vaccinium), sallow (Salix spp.) and heather (Calluna vulgaris). "Reverend E Bankes and I both saw these shortly after capture. He had one specimen, now in the British Museum, but his record DFC 3:245 should read eight and not four." (W Parkinson Curtis ms): Winfrith, eight at sugar in August 1904 (C Cattell). The moth occurs across Europe, but is absent from Iberia, western France and Italy.