Status: Former resident.
Distribution and Abundance: Rare – no modern records
Primary Habitat: Woodland.
Localities: Castor Hanglands and Bedford Purlieus between 1940 and 1960. Last dates of records from these sites are unknown.
Observations: Regarding the Castor Hanglands records, R. E. M. Pilcher described the moth as rare in his list “The Lepidoptera of Castor Hanglands and Ailsworth Heath 1911-1960.” The later Bedford Purlieus records derive from H. Tebbs, a Peterborough recorder. There is an Invertebrate Site Register report entry for 1970 giving Collyweston Quarry as a further locality. I have been unable to establish any further detail on this entry. Over the years a number of unsuccessful attempts have been made to update the records for this moth in the county.
First Record: 1936, (10 August 1936), Bedford Purlieus and Easton Hornstocks, Pooles.