Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two or three generations,, Apr-Oct.
Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum and Bullace.
|Year first recorded||1926||1930||1846||1930||1960|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||6030||3192||3168||6396||1101|
|Number of individuals||9372||6484||5733||16102||2507|
For the county, we have a total of 19887 records from 1285 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common in all five vice-counties. Two distinct forms of the larva are found in the North of England, the usual brown form, and a smooth green variety. This latter has been reported as feeding on rowan elsewhere, but in Yorkshire has also been found on hawthorn (MRB).
2012 (CHF): Remains widespread and common across the county.