Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||598||559||409||615||153|
|Number of individuals||597||863||658||1097||294|
For the county, we have a total of 2334 records from 526 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: In the 1970 list this species was described as 'not common' and few localities were given for it. It seems to have spread appreciably since and is now recorded widely, especially in the south and east.
2012 (CHF): Now common and widespread across the county except for the far north-west with an increase in numbers in the last ten years.