Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Grasses, sedges and rushes.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1466||713||461||2595||377|
|Number of individuals||3656||1434||1210||17049||1548|
For the county, we have a total of 5612 records from 769 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A species of rough grassland. Often plentiful on high ground but also widely recorded in lower areas. Generally common in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and common in all upland areas. Sometimes it can be quite abundant eg 248 in grassland near Malham Tarn on 30.7.2011. Not uncommon in lowland areas but not recorded in such big numbers.