Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Oct-Jan.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1929||1953||1846||1886||1967|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||640||431||758||1462||268|
|Number of individuals||1052||1022||17509||6197||559|
For the county, we have a total of 3559 records from 391 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found in all five vice-counties. Common in most habitats and often noticed by the light of car headlamps in country lanes.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and probably comparatively under-recorded as few people trap in winter.