Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Grey Willow and other willows.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2004||2014||2013||2014||2012|
|Number of records||17||106||38||128||38|
|Number of individuals||7||165||19||426||75|
For the county, we have a total of 327 records from 150 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather local but sometimes common where it does occur.
2012 (CHF): Still very local in the county and there have been declines in some areas particularly in VC63 where it has not been seen since 2001. Good numbers can appear at some sites eg 38 at Ellington Banks on 13.7.2005. It should be looked for in damp woodland with plenty of sallows.