Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: RDB2
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Smooth Tare, Tormentil, Honeysuckle and Traveller's-joy.
|Year first recorded||1995||1995|
|Year last recorded||1995||1995|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Resident in south-east England on coastal undercliffs and woods inland in Sussex and Kent, otherwise a very rare immigrant, the larva feeding mainly on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba) and honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), and to a lesser extent on various herbaceous plants. This single-brooded species is widespread across Europe, colonising woodland. There is one record from Dorset: Arne Wood, on 26 July 1995 (B Pickess). This individual was trapped at light a time of high migrant activity; see also Satin Lutestring1656 trapped at the same time.