Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1846||1886||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2626||934||1776||2783||518|
|Number of individuals||6146||1973||4912||11394||1908|
For the county, we have a total of 8637 records from 835 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and often common but always most numerous in well wooded localities. There is some evidence of an increase in the numbers of this species over the last decade.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and numbers can be large in woodland eg 103 at Elland on 31.7.2002.