Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1006||321||268||734||136|
|Number of individuals||1230||486||333||1387||216|
For the county, we have a total of 2465 records from 341 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely and often frequently in VC63 and VC64, there are scattered records from the other three vice-counties and it is said to be common, especially as larvae.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county. Sometimes confused with other species. Melanic forms cannot be determined without dissection.