Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
|Year first recorded||1940||1953||1904||1940||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||40||290||192||315||78|
|Number of individuals||320||2444||2294||1130||406|
For the county, we have a total of 915 records from 433 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Generally very common on heaths and moorland throughout the five vice-counties. Many forms are found of this attractive day-flying species.
2012 (CHF): This species continues to be common on heather moorland and lowland heaths across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.