Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: late May to Jul.
Foodplant: Various herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1187||660||271||1066||84|
|Number of individuals||1964||911||291||2374||120|
For the county, we have a total of 3268 records from 519 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and fairly common throughout all five vice-counties. In the east of the County, at least, this seems to be an insect of fairly open habitats, being fairly common near and on chalk grassland in the Wolds and also being recorded in agricultural areas of North Holderness and the Vale of Pickering (PQW). Larvae are common on sea buckthorn at Spurn, VC61 (SLS pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): This species is much more common in the uplands but can be found in smaller numbers in many lowland areas. The biggest numbers tend to be from the west of VC64 and from Spurn.