Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, a few through Sep.
Foodplant: Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1908||1940||1972|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||5426||2641||1813||2924||656|
|Number of individuals||6952||3968||2531||6690||1170|
For the county, we have a total of 13460 records from 873 sites. First recorded in 1908.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and often frequent or common, even at altitude, for instance at 200m on Burn Moor (SLS pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread over virtually all of the county. Number are stable. The flight time phenogram is interesting - showing peaks in early June and in July. This does not quite fit with the literature which suggests a partial second generation in August/September.