Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||679||398||471||575||191|
|Number of individuals||758||526||797||1729||534|
For the county, we have a total of 2314 records from 383 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously reported as 'Widely distributed but evidently not as common as might be expected' (YNU, 1970). This species has now been much more frequently recorded, especially in the east of the County.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 1995 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Doing well and widespread across the county. Numbers seem to have increased a little recently.