Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||3434||781||937||1006||389|
|Number of individuals||10205||1391||2165||4203||1165|
For the county, we have a total of 6547 records from 459 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Similar species: 2381 Uncertain Hoplodrina alsines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread, but it would now appear that H. alsines (Brahm) rather than the present species is the more frequent in the County. In VC61 a clear association with chalk and sand has been noted (PQW) but elsewhere in the County there does not appear to be any obvious preference, except that nearly all are low lying sites.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread over the county and rarely encountered in such big numbers as Uncertain. For the difference between these two species, see Uncertain.