Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||287||124||449||143||37|
|Number of individuals||245||135||1029||268||116|
For the county, we have a total of 1040 records from 293 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather thinly distributed except in the south of VC63 and now recorded from all five vice-counties. Grassland on steep slopes is a feature of many of this species' sites in the north and east of the County.
2012 (CHF): Widespread in the county but rather local. Some sites report this species in good numbers (10 - 20) eg Old Moor Wetlands and Nosterfield LNR. The habitat is said to be rough grassland and woodland edges.