Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood.
|Year first recorded||1904||1904||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1299||747||438||1357||199|
|Number of individuals||2315||1450||635||2759||404|
For the county, we have a total of 4040 records from 366 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite widely recorded over all five vice-counties. Whether this is an increase in population, an increase in recorders, or both is difficult to ascertain.
2012 (CHF): Uncommon in the west but common and widespread in the rest of the county. Numbers are stable.