Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Forewing: M 16-22mm. F17-23mm.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1926||1930||1883||1939||1961|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||4336||1009||621||1121||455|
|Number of individuals||12712||1915||1054||4306||1171|
For the county, we have a total of 7542 records from 692 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often common both as larvae and as adults at light. Found in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county on the lower ground. Numbers are stable.