Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jan-Mar.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
|Year first recorded||1904||1904||1846||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2015||2014||2014||2012|
|Number of records||44||74||172||115||25|
|Number of individuals||49||93||268||179||26|
For the county, we have a total of 430 records from 164 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears rather local in Yorkshire, but may well be under-recorded because few people are out trapping in oak woodland so early in the season.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers (CHF), annually since. NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): There have been increased numbers of records in recent years but this is probably due to some warm early springs tempting recorders to trap in oak woodland early in the year. Probably widespread in suitable habitat across the county.