Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul, (Sep-Oct).
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1949||1991||1847||1964||1984|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||54||18||39||79||13|
|Number of individuals||77||18||35||93||17|
For the county, we have a total of 203 records from 127 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in vice-counties 62 to 64 but few records for VC61 or VC65. This species may be less common than it appears since the proportion of A. tridens Denis & Schiffermiiller is at present unknown in most areas.
2012 (CHF): This species is probably widespread and common across all five vice-counties but as most records are submitted as "Grey/Dark Dagger" it is difficult to be sure. See comments under Dark Dagger. Grey Dagger is by far the commoner of the two species, especially on the higher ground.