Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1940||1930||1845||1886||1975|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||216||736||375||1524||63|
|Number of individuals||172||2141||659||3331||187|
For the county, we have a total of 2914 records from 480 sites. First recorded in 1845.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Skinner (1984) suggests this species should be 'widespread and common' inhabiting deciduous woodland. Our records suggest it is widespread but found at a low density, only being reasonably common in higher wooded sites.
2012 (CHF): Commonest in upland broadleaved woodland but present at a lower density in other habitats, so the comments in 1989 still apply. An increase in records in the last three years.