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-Jul. Aug-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1926||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||5149||1662||1170||2755||694|
|Number of individuals||10749||2841||2697||7293||1643|
For the county, we have a total of 11430 records from 991 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequently reported from all five vice-counties but often rather local in lower areas.
2012 (CHF): A big increase in numbers in the last few years has been fuelled by a second generation. This species became bivoltine in the county in 2004 and the second brood has grown to be now as big as the first. Records extend well into October.