Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Black-poplar, White-poplar, Aspen, willows other poplars.
|Year first recorded||1940||1876||1941||1940||1983|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||494||144||261||232||118|
|Number of individuals||488||152||251||312||136|
For the county, we have a total of 1249 records from 323 sites. First recorded in 1876.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: After disappearing for several years this species suddenly reappeared in the 1970s and early 1980s and has spread dramatically through vice-counties 61 to 64.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 30.10.1983 (SPW); Hutton Conyers, 19.8.1999 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Porritt only knew of one record of this species, in Leeds in 1876. It then became quite frequent at a number of sites between 1941 and 1953 before disappearing until the 1970s when it appeared again and spread across the county. It is now widespread apart from the north-west of Yorkshire and has spread up through Northumberland into the south of Scotland. We usually receive between 50 and 100 records per year and numbers seem to be stable.