Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1964||1940||1886||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||1386||670||545||1473||254|
|Number of individuals||1003||810||691||3076||376|
For the county, we have a total of 4328 records from 543 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in all five vice-counties. Records suggest the species possibly has a preference for lower, calcareous areas.
2012 (CHF): This species is still common and widespread across the county and there are no recent changes in distribution or numbers. Very occasional late records in August and September are suggestive of a second brood.