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 Jun-Jul, (partial Aug-Oct).
Foodplant: Common Nettle other plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||3515||1542||1868||3143||867|
|Number of individuals||4368||2463||3060||11191||2274|
For the county, we have a total of 10935 records from 881 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in a variety of habitats in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in both of its forms (which may or may not be separate species). There is now a substantial second generation representing about 10 to 20% of the total.