Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Sallows, Willow, Aspen other Poplars
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||1229||497||349||884||245|
|Number of individuals||1100||500||380||1911||399|
For the county, we have a total of 3204 records from 495 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species now seems more widespread than N. dromedarius Linnaeus in some areas but this may be a reflection of trapping sites and habitat preferences rather than a true change in status. Quite frequently recorded from vice-counties 63 (but much less frequent than dromedarius (HEB) ) and 64, but rather more sparse in the other three.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across most of the county and numbers seem to have increased a little. Commonest in woodland with sallows and often coming into gardens.