Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very rare resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Gorse, Broom, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood.
|Year first recorded||1998||1998|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||12||24|
|Number of individuals||57||114|
For the region, we have a total of 24 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1998.
Similar species: 1734 July Belle.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species found in heathland and moorland regions of western Britain, the larva feeds on gorse (Ulex europaeus) and broom (Cytisus spp.). In Dorset, the moth was discovered by T Box in 2006 atop Black Down colonising gorse growing on the acid gravel soils around Hardy's Monument. This remains the only site where the species has been found in the county.