Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Abundant and widespread migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Recorded all year, mainly May-Sep.
Foodplant: Many plants.
|Year first recorded||1884||1930||1846||1886||1960|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||13891||4432||4335||6450||1727|
|Number of individuals||238682||14749||10961||21359||5233|
For the county, we have a total of 30835 records from 1742 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A ubiquitous migrant, recorded from all five vice-counties. It often becomes common in the autumn when home-bred specimens mix with further migrants.
2012 (CHF): The most widely-recorded species in the county with records in every month of the year. Numbers vary from year to year - the migrant autumn of 2006 producing the most records.