Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1995||1995|
|Year last recorded||1995||1995|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant to southern England, first recorded in Essex in 1989, the larva feeding in the seedpods of Fabaceae plants such as garden pea (Pisum sativum), lupins (Lupinus spp.), false-acacia (Robinia pseudacacia) and bladder-senna (Colutea arborescens). It is resident in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region where it is double-brooded, and in the tropics and the sub-tropics.
The moth has been recorded once in Dorset during a south-easterly airflow originating from southern Europe: Iford, at MV light on 11 August 1995 (M Jeffes).