Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Dandelion, Foxglove and docks.
|Year first recorded||1883||1964||1847||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||11092||2461||1599||3990||1069|
|Number of individuals||75717||10152||3980||16054||4062|
For the county, we have a total of 20211 records from 736 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and generally common in all five vice-counties. There are two broods, the second of generally smaller insects being more plentiful in many areas - especially near the coast. Here numbers are swelled by immigration and more unusual forms may be seen.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.