Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.
Foodplant: Oaks, poplars, Beech, sallows, Hawthorn, other plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1964||1845||1866||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||969||751||526||1306||446|
|Number of individuals||1593||1737||972||2955||1201|
For the county, we have a total of 3998 records from 349 sites. First recorded in 1845.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has increased in many areas in the last decade. It is now much more common than the previous species [ie Red-line Quaker], although only slightly more widely recorded. Its increase seems to have matched the decline of A. lychnidis (Denis & Schiffermiiller).
2012 (CHF): Fairly common and widespread across all of the county. It is now equally as common as Red-line Quaker with similar numbers on the database. There are no recent changes in numbers or distribution.