Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Sep.
Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.
|Year first recorded||1883||1859||1883||1881||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||92||38||91||59||64|
|Number of individuals||91||41||101||138||69|
For the county, we have a total of 344 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded from all five vice-counties and fairly common.
2014 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. In some years there is a small second brood. Larger and more colourful than most of the genus and easily identified. Most records are at light.