Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Sep-mid-Oct.
Foodplant: Various herbaceous plants and trees
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1846||1930||1960|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1665||1021||410||1077||522|
|Number of individuals||3060||5187||678||4185||2652|
For the county, we have a total of 4695 records from 400 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequently recorded and often common in all five vice-counties, especially in the south. This species has an earlier flight period than others in the genus. As fewer traps are running later in the year it is difficult to compare them directly.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but numbers fluctuate from year to year and there seems to have been a recent decline which has been most marked in VC63.