Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Garden Privet, Lilac and Jasmine.
|Year first recorded||1912||1883||1883||1883||1977|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||441||157||48||215||89|
|Number of individuals||470||188||50||299||124|
For the county, we have a total of 950 records from 254 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has spread again since declining earlier in the century (YNU, 1970). Now recorded from all five vice-counties with regular records from some areas.
2012 (CHF): Widespread in lowland Yorkshire where it is doing well, though in VC63 it is less common and only present in the east. The first example of a second brood individual in the county occurred at North Ferriby on 28.8.2011.