Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||2005||2005|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||2||4|
|Number of individuals||2||4|
For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2005.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A strongly migratory species headquartered south of 40°N and east of 10°E that rarely reaches Britain, the larva feeding on greater periwinkle (Vinca major), lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor), oleander (Nerium oleander) and grape-vine (Vitis vinifera). In Dorset, this fabulously patterned and coloured moth is a very rare visitor indeed, and there is just one record since the large influx (nationally) of 1953. All Dorset records follow: Chickerell, female on 24 September 1900 (Mrs Hew per N Richardson), Portland Harbour, found alive on HMS Implacable on 7 September 1953 (Lt Cmdr L Benson), Shaftesbury, found dead with large hole in back of thorax, likely bird attack 2 August 1950 (Mr Spinney per A Russell), Blandford, (T Jeffreys), Durlston, at MV light on 4 September 2005 (S Nash), Poole, on 13 September 1953 (F Sturgeon), Parkstone, (E Welch, in Bankes collection in Nat Hist Mus), Studland, found dead on 3 September 1919 (H Riviere), Bournemouth, in September 1945 (F Fraser), in early July 1957 (J Wyatt).