Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1875||1953||1926||1940||1974|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||4337||1436||956||2353||359|
|Number of individuals||18185||4113||1835||8637||1360|
For the county, we have a total of 9441 records from 755 sites. First recorded in 1875.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: One of the easier Minors to distinguish. This species does appear to be genuinely common in all five vice-counties. In VC61 it has been noted to be particularly numerous in rough grassland in both wet and dry sites (PQW).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in grassy places in both upland and lowland areas. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. The biggest numbers come from the Spurn area eg 273 at Spurn on 15.6.1995.