Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Feb-Apr.
Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak. Other broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1847||1886||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2015||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||886||417||599||689||150|
|Number of individuals||996||669||934||1472||227|
For the county, we have a total of 2741 records from 382 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are scattered records from all five vice-counties and most reports say it is frequent or common. Melanic forms such as ab. fuscata (Mosley) are prevalent in many areas.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county and common in the spring especially in broad-leaved woodland. Occasionally appearing before the year end eg Knott Wood (Calderdale) 11.11.2010.