Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two overlapping generations, Apr-Aug.
Foodplant: Heather and Bell Heather.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2013||2014|
|Number of records||23||78||63||37||12|
|Number of individuals||59||77||122||37||22|
For the county, we have a total of 213 records from 135 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This day flying species is probably quite frequent on high moors and heaths but there are few recent records to support this. There is no VC65 record.
2012 (CHF): Reported by day in small numbers every year from upland heathery areas and our lowland heaths in two overlapping generations.