Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Recorded all months, two generations, Mar-Jun, and Jul-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1991||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||359||426||1193||535||69|
|Number of individuals||385||732||2623||887||101|
For the county, we have a total of 2582 records from 227 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Evidently widely distributed at the time of Porritt's lists (1883-86, 1907), it was seldom recorded during the middle years of the present [20th] century. Since 1980 it has occurred much more frequently and although still local there are records from all five vice-counties.
Beaumont, 2002: Has continued to increase in frequency and is now recorded widely throughout all five vice-counties.