Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1949||2008||2000||1993||2000|
|Year last recorded||2014||2010||2014||2013||2014|
|Number of records||13||2||9||11||9|
|Number of individuals||18||2||9||15||20|
For the county, we have a total of 44 records from 33 sites. First recorded in 1949.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are a few scattered records for this species but it is generally overlooked and some of these records almost certainly refer to other members of the genus. There are confirmed records from several sites but all of these overlap with records received for other species and so, as with A. lucen (Reyer), it has been thought safest to list no records and so not bias recording in the County.
2012 (CHF): There are scattered confirmed records from all five VCs but it is uncommon in the east. The larval foodplants are the stems and roots of grasses and also butterbur. Nationally this is much the commonest and widespread member of the genus with good populations in the south and east of England. The genitalia are distinct and again unlikely to be confused with the other species.