Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Oct.
Foodplant: Many plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||3599||395||509||470||125|
|Number of individuals||5897||529||556||655||156|
For the county, we have a total of 5098 records from 377 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Sparsely recorded from all five vice-counties. Most frequent in the south, although not seen near Selby (VC61/64) for many years (SMJ pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county particularly in lowland areas. Two overlapping broods, the second being larger.