Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1806||1953||1846||1886||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||4351||1413||1658||1683||491|
|Number of individuals||9524||3141||2739||5189||1120|
For the county, we have a total of 9596 records from 614 sites. First recorded in 1806.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequent to common in all five vice-counties. This species is known for its habit of congregating in crevices in buildings and old trees and scuttling away rather than flying when disturbed, hence the English name.
2012 (CHF): Widely distributed across the county in good numbers but records may have declined a little recently. The biggest catches have usually been from Spurn but it is not as common there as it was 20 - 30 years ago.