Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Sallows, Grey Willow and Black Poplar.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||82||57||50||127||10|
|Number of individuals||69||42||37||164||11|
For the county, we have a total of 326 records from 132 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears now to be rather local with recent records from four vice-counties. Although we have no VC65 record, it has been recorded in the Rothamsted Insect Survey trap in Middleton-on-Teesdale (VC66) (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) and may well occur along our northern boundary in this area.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 18.7.1985 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Local but fairly widespread in the lowlands of the centre and the east of the county in areas with sallows. An increased number of records in recent years.