Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1991|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1907||424||556||558||185|
|Number of individuals||4409||713||899||958||370|
For the county, we have a total of 3630 records from 442 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously restricted to Spurn (VC61) for many years (YNU, 1970), the warm weather of the mid 1970s seemed to initiate a range increase. Not recorded from VC65 (though there is a record which might be in VC65 shown in 10km square SD69 on map 112 in MBGBI 9).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 10.8.1991 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): This species can now be found all over the county in a variety of habitats. Numbers are stable.