Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Rosebay Willowherb, other willowherbs and bedstraws.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1984|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2242||951||1005||1688||365|
|Number of individuals||2605||1628||1490||3856||686|
For the county, we have a total of 6251 records from 687 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very widely distributed and often common, mostly on lower ground, in all five vice-counties. A species often found in suburban areas. Larvae feed on rosebay willow-herb on wasteland and fuchsias in gardens and the adults are often seen feeding at honeysuckle at dusk.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county including the higher ground with several hundred records submitted annually.