Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Sep.
Foodplant: A wide variety of herbaceous plants, including Great Willowherb, Meadowsweet, Nettles, Honeysuckle, and cultivated plants such as Cyclamen and Strawberry.
|Year first recorded||1947||1873||1883||1972||2001|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1249||78||356||255||45|
|Number of individuals||1481||96||426||750||77|
For the county, we have a total of 1983 records from 177 sites. First recorded in 1873.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common in all five vice-counties, the melanic f. liverana (Mansbridge) occurs occasionally in VC63.