Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1847||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||262||223||245||276||68|
|Number of individuals||227||218||293||405||89|
For the county, we have a total of 1074 records from 348 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded from VC65 (though recorded from the Durham side of Teesdale (Dunn & Parrack, 1986)). Otherwise locally widespread. It appears to have spread in some areas.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 9.7.1983 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Numbers seem to have increased in recent years and it is now not uncommon over most of the county especially in open woodland with sallows but also coming into gardens.