Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1940||1939||1961|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||4463||853||1237||1568||494|
|Number of individuals||7988||1293||2273||5430||1509|
For the county, we have a total of 8615 records from 678 sites. First recorded in 1929.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and sometimes common. Recorded from all five vice-counties where there is rough grassland. The larvae can be found at night in spring feeding on cock's-foot and tor grass as well as other grass species (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in grassy places in good numbers and often coming into gardens. No recent changes in distribution or numbers.