Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||570||49||77||213||74|
|Number of individuals||1091||39||84||383||98|
For the county, we have a total of 983 records from 180 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local but often quite frequent where it does occur. Apparently associated with limestone, chalk and sandy soils. There are no confirmed recent records from VC63.
Beaumont, 2002: Remains very local, there is a recent record from VC63, the first for several years.
2012 (CHF): Numbers have increased a little but distribution is still a bit patchy. It has certainly become more common in the east of VC63. In VC61 there have been particularly good numbers at Tophill Low recently eg 17 on 27/5/2011.