Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Aug, (May-Sep).
|Year first recorded||1933||1883||1879||1886||1880|
|Year last recorded||1933||1998||1968||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1||16||8||678||17|
|Number of individuals||1||29||2||2861||9|
For the county, we have a total of 720 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1879.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from a greater number of moorland localities than previously but very few specimens have been recorded from lower ground. There are no recent VC61 or VC63 records.
2012 (CHF): This species is still doing fairly well in VC64 and 65 but there have been no records from the North York Moors since 1998. This is one of the upland species that is probably suffering from recent climatic change and is losing populations at the south-east corner of its range.