Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1874||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||9457||2973||2309||4397||932|
|Number of individuals||78143||12911||7000||26898||6575|
For the county, we have a total of 20068 records from 1024 sites. First recorded in 1874.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: One of the most generally distributed and common moths in Yorkshire, although never approaching the abundance levels of N. pronuba (Linnaeus). Recorded throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the whole county particularly in grassy areas. A small second generation has become more noticeable in recent years but beware second generation Common Wainscots which can have slightly smoky hindwings.