Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Very rare migrant.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1961||1961|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||9||18|
|Number of individuals||9||18|
For the region, we have a total of 18 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1961.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species to southern Britain, and resident in southern Iberia and Africa, the larva feeding on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, this enigmatic and exotic moth has been recorded in the nineteenth century: 1871(10), 1874(2), 1875(1), 1876(3), 1882(1), 1892(1), 1893(1), in the twentieth century: 1929(1), 1961(2), 1990(4) and 1992(1), and in the twenty-first century: 2006(5). The moth is sometimes accompanied by Silver-striped Hawk1993, for example in 1990 and in 2006. A number of sightings arise from people walking up the moth from coastal grassland by day: Portland Bill, flushed from the ground in the hut fields before being captured by the observer using his cap, on 20 October 2006.