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-Aug
Foodplant: Broadleaved woody plants. Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc.
|Year first recorded||1904||1958||1913||1886||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2689||1245||1652||2430||381|
|Number of individuals||4891||2120||2941||6759||718|
For the county, we have a total of 8397 records from 711 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A fairly ubiquitous species. The larvae feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs and it is fairly common throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.