Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1904||1904||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||110||712||365||1259||70|
|Number of individuals||93||1853||672||3272||89|
For the county, we have a total of 2516 records from 507 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common on moorland. This species has recently increased its range to a number of lowland areas. Recorded from all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): The comments in Sutton and Beaumont are interesting as this trend has been reversed. It is now rarely reported from lowland areas and may be pushed north and west with climatic change. Numbers in general have declined though it still appears to be common in the north and west of the county.