Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Red, White and Sea Campion.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||1175||294||366||930||142|
|Number of individuals||905||310||363||1759||188|
For the county, we have a total of 2907 records from 391 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Fairly widespread and often common on lower ground in all five vice-counties but less frequent in higher areas. The larvae can be found on red campion where it grows in open situations such as roadside verges but not in shade (PQW).
2012 (CHF): Widespread and fairly common across most of the county. Numbers have grown in the last few years. Since 1990 the second brood has become more common and it now clearly has two overlapping broods, the second being smaller.