Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Low growing plants, Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain etc.
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||7265||2409||1574||2968||953|
|Number of individuals||17323||4849||2804||10201||2302|
For the county, we have a total of 15169 records from 655 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a characteristic species of the autumn. It is widespread and often common in weedy places throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county with no recent changes in numbers or range. Good numbers can occur at some sites eg 93 at Bishop Monkton on 5/9/2005.