Morley's Final Catalogue: Very rare, and now probably confined to Barton Mills. Kesgrave, a few larvae (Gr); Tuddenham (Garrett); Mildenhall, and specimens on the wing at Barton Mills (T. & J. Brown): ante 1890. Our sole later records are of two taken at Barton Mills in June 1896 by the late E.G.J. Sparke, and now ? in his coll. in Bury Museum; and one at Brandon, 5 July 1937 (Hawley).
Recent Status: Recorded from Ixworth on 22.06.2014 and attributed to a deliberate release.
In 2019 several were noted at Bixley Heath, Ipswich in June (origins unknown but most likely a deliberate release as not in typical habitat), one was light-trapped at Bawdsey Hall on 24 June (M.J. Deans) followed by another at Ipswich Golf Course, Purdis Farm on 10 July (N. Sherman).
Habitat: Damp areas like fens and marshes.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1896. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats