Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Wild thyme and marjorum.
|Year first recorded||1934||1934|
|Year last recorded||1960||1960|
|Number of records||3||6|
|Number of individuals||3||6|
For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1934.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare and much decreased double-brooded species now restricted to Kent, Surrey, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, the larva feeding on wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus) and wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare). In Dorset, individuals have been seen at light on three occasions and all are suspected immigrants from the Continent: Upwey, on 5 July 1960 (H Warry), Scar Bank, on 21 July 1934, and on 2 September 1945 (A Russell) see photo. Ten days prior to the Upwey record, a single Lace Border was recorded at Abbotstone Down; this remains the only Hampshire record to this day.