Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1859||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||1856||301||460||469||128|
|Number of individuals||2761||355||623||765||162|
For the county, we have a total of 3214 records from 304 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded over all five vice-counties but usually only taken in ones or twos each year at any one locality. An exception to this is at Spurn (VC61) where it varies annually from one or two to quite numerous (BRS pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in small numbers but rare on the higher ground. The largest numbers still occur at Spurn and range and population appear to be stable.