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, May-Aug.
Foodplant: Poplars, Aspen and willows.
|Year first recorded||1904||1904||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||909||206||402||515||151|
|Number of individuals||998||195||447||710||192|
For the county, we have a total of 2183 records from 407 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only common in the south of the County and here the melanic form ab. nigra (Shaw) and typical specimens occur in approximately equal numbers. Widely but thinly scattered over the rest of vice-counties 61-64 and seems to have only transient populations in many areas.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 9.7.1983 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread across the county in small numbers though less common in the north-west. Numbers are stable.