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-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1926||1958||1846||1940||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||11780||3666||4203||4863||893|
|Number of individuals||66830||21419||18725||29305||4968|
For the county, we have a total of 25405 records from 1031 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties in all habitat types and often frequent to common. In VC61 larvae have often been found on great hairy willow-herb in autumn and on small hawthorn bushes and other scrub in spring, but have also been found on nettle among other plants (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county with no recent changes in range or numbers.