Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Aug, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1846||1886||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2063||1271||1374||2934||426|
|Number of individuals||3079||2484||2273||7708||1027|
For the county, we have a total of 8068 records from 926 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded, often commonly, from well wooded areas both in rural and outer suburban settings in all five vice-counties.
VC63. West Melton, 29.9.1992, moths of a second generation are infrequent.
2012 (CHF): Very common and widespread across all of the county. Numbers and range have not altered. A small second brood has more noticeable in the last ten years.