Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.
|Year first recorded||1806||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1285||548||359||977||175|
|Number of individuals||1647||622||389||1531||256|
For the county, we have a total of 3344 records from 517 sites. First recorded in 1806.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and frequently recorded throughout all five vice-counties, mainly on commons and in woodlands where wild rose flourishes. However it is notably scarce at Skipwith Common (VC61), an apparently suitable site. The larvae feed at night, often hiding during the day in curled leaves (AMRH pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Still widespread but numbers have declined in the last few years.