Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak. Hawthorns.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||215||384||760||816||120|
|Number of individuals||300||929||2181||1984||205|
For the county, we have a total of 2295 records from 383 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly only recorded from oak woods around Selby (YNU, 1970). This species either has spread or has previously been unnoticed elsewhere.
2012 (CHF): Widespread in oak woodland where it can be common in the spring. Increasing in numbers and found all over the county.