Morley's Final Catalogue: Immigrant, isolated specimens have occurred somewhat regularly. Rougham and Finborough Park (Naturalist 1858); Ipswich (Entom. v, 412); Aldeburgh in October 1876 (EMM. 1876, 138); one at Bawdsey cliff on 25 May 1885 (Entom. 1886, 127); Felixstowe on 10 June 1892 (l.c.,xxv,191); Ipswich, three in September 1871; Foxhall Heath and Rickinghall (ante 1890). Sudbury in May 1898(Ransom); [not taken by Nurse near Bury in 1913, as reported: teste Nurse, in lit.;] a specimen at Aldeburgh in 1922 (Trans. ii, 86).
Recent Status: A rare immigrant from North Africa and the Mediterranean with just four recent county records. There are three records from light-traps: Dunwich Heath on 14.10.2011 (Clive Moore), Bawdsey Hall on 03.10.2013 (M.J. Deans) and Lowestoft on 15.10.2018 (A. Wren).
There is a further record of one disturbed from rough grassland at Hazlewood Common, near Aldeburgh on 16.10.2018 (J.H. Grant) - the more traditional way of finding this species, which accounted for most of the early records.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1871. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats