Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Woody plants
|Year first recorded||1929||1904||1846||1940||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2534||1770||1134||2201||304|
|Number of individuals||4944||4431||1928||5895||858|
For the county, we have a total of 7943 records from 869 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded commonly from vice-counties 62 to 64, being most common near wooded areas. Also very widespread, but in smaller numbers, in VC61 and VC65. This is another species where melanic forms are common in conurbated areas.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and common all across the county especially in woodland.