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, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1846||1886||1969|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||5426||1499||977||1272||501|
|Number of individuals||19027||3480||2041||3268||2148|
For the county, we have a total of 9675 records from 640 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Much less common than its congener A. monoglypha (Hufnagel) but still widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties. This species particularly favours open situations, especially dry grassland as found on the Wolds, for example (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county. The biggest numbers are recorded in the Spurn area eg 99 on 25.7.1984 and it is less common on the upper ground than Dark Arches.