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-Jul.
Foodplant: Many low growing plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||5604||1395||1798||3140||686|
|Number of individuals||18100||3894||4456||13408||3999|
For the county, we have a total of 12623 records from 714 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species may have increased slightly over the past few years. Now reported as frequent or common from scattered sites in lowland areas over all five vice-counties. In at least one area it was commented that it had not been recorded prior to 1984 and other sources have suggested it has slowly moved north.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all over the county including some upland areas and numbers are stable. Since 2002 there has been a small but regular second brood in most years.