Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1880||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2008||2010||2010||2008||2010|
|Number of records||93||65||135||127||9|
|Number of individuals||46||50||110||170||7|
For the county, we have a total of 429 records from 158 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded at a fairly low density throughout all five vice-counties. Particularly sparse in VC65 and higher areas generally.
Current status. (CHF, 2011): A national decline has been evident for many years, and this has been particularly noticeable in Yorkshire, though we still have some rather local populations. This species is often misidentified. It is of course not common in gardens!