Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||1136||606||1443||1862||297|
|Number of individuals||1234||807||2048||4362||560|
For the county, we have a total of 5344 records from 694 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often frequent or common in vice-counties 62 to 64, less recorded in vice-counties 61 and 65 where there is generally less woodland. This species has increased in some areas of VC63 over the past two decades.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county except perhaps for the north-west. Numbers are stable.