Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1880||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1769||491||507||382||106|
|Number of individuals||3177||811||585||700||148|
For the county, we have a total of 3255 records from 441 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often quite frequent.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but numbers have declined recently. The Rothamsted figures show an 81% fall between 1968 and 2002. Most common in coastal areas particularly at Spurn which has given us 35% of all records of this species.