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, Mar-May, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: many plants.
|Year first recorded||1960||1857||1871||1883||1976|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2015||2015||2015|
|Number of records||1444||926||1254||983||104|
|Number of individuals||1658||1575||1635||1897||127|
For the county, we have a total of 4711 records from 419 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed but not common.
2012 (CHF): This species seems to have become a lot more common from 1990 onwards and is now widespread across the county in good numbers with two broods - the second being the largest.