Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 13-19mm.

Foodplant: Sallows, Willow, Aspen other Poplars

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291953194018861940
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records118249147670148
Number of individuals1354441741399566
Unique positions371048013933
Unique locations31777413932
Adult records107230126653131
Immature records00013

For the county, we have a total of 1332 records from 353 sites. First recorded in 1886.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often frequent to abundant on moorland and smaller numbers occur in lowland localities elsewhere. Recorded in all five vice-counties.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Still well distributed and common in the county. Numbers increased in the 1990s but have declined a little recently.

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species