Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Downy Birch, Silver Birch.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||171||315||498||450||70|
|Number of individuals||164||326||614||637||116|
For the county, we have a total of 1504 records from 472 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still well distributed and frequent in woodland and heathland with plenty of birch. This species has a wider and more general range in the County than the other species of hook-tips, but is now locally less common than the formerly scarce Scalloped Hook-tip. There are recent records from all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Still widespread across the county in birch woodland. The commonest hook-tip. Numbers are stable.