Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Oct.
Foodplant: Docks, Dandelion other Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1871||1953||1911||1984||1999|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||7767||1734||2318||2442||726|
|Number of individuals||22048||3444||4908||6685||2166|
For the county, we have a total of 14987 records from 527 sites. First recorded in 1871.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are rather more records than in the 1970 list and these continue to be widely scattered. Now also recorded from vice-counties 62 and 64.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but uncommon in the north west. Two large broods and the suggestion of a third with many more October records in recent years. Doing well and numbers are increasing.