Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Broadleaf trees & shrubs inc Rose family.
|Year first recorded||1929||1961||1883||1979|
|Year last recorded||2014||1998||2014||2005|
|Number of records||2321||13||94||25|
|Number of individuals||7546||6||135||16|
For the county, we have a total of 2453 records from 176 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There has been a dramatic range extension from the south-east since the early 1970s, Wass (VC62) being the furthest north so far and Elmley (VC63) and Markington (VC64) the furthest west.
2012 (CHF): There has been a slow contraction in range and numbers in the last few years with a retreat to the south and east.