Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
|Year first recorded||1880||1967||1883||1883||1978|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2249||173||357||442||70|
|Number of individuals||4636||198||409||666||102|
For the county, we have a total of 3291 records from 352 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread, but only recorded commonly at one locality in South Yorkshire. It was suggested in the last list (YNU, 1970) that this was primarily a coastal species. There does not appear to be any evidence to support that view.
2012 (CHF): An extremely variable species. Widespread in small numbers across the county and commonest in coastal areas, particularly at Spurn. 55% of our records are from the Spurn area, but it seems to be less common here than it was in the 1990s.