Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows ad willows.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2014|
|Number of records||2515||1154||1279||1782||158|
|Number of individuals||3993||1875||2545||3853||568|
For the county, we have a total of 6888 records from 855 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously only locally common, this species has become much more widespread and generally common since the mid 1970s. Now recorded from many sites over all five vice-counties, it is probably present wherever there are sallows.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and often common all across the county. Numbers are stable.