Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1958||1894||1886||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1112||774||911||1256||113|
|Number of individuals||1170||1077||1188||2255||165|
For the county, we have a total of 4166 records from 471 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and usually regular in small numbers. This is another species which has adapted well to suburban situations and is often most frequent around towns and villages where it is attracted to flowers in gardens.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in a variety of habitats but commonest in urban areas.