Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Aug, Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1879||1953||1846||1940||1969|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||12024||5042||5316||7457||1164|
|Number of individuals||66519||51859||28878||91667||7318|
For the county, we have a total of 31003 records from 975 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very common and widely distributed throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county with an increase of numbers in recent years. Sometimes large numbers are trapped eg 668 at Haxby on 21.7.1996. Small numbers of a second generation have been noted more often in the last ten years.