Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Oct.
Forewing: M 12-17mm.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1904||1940||1975|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||308||198||153||421||29|
|Number of individuals||473||238||137||573||28|
For the county, we have a total of 1109 records from 432 sites. First recorded in 1904.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded in all five vice-counties. Common at times in rural areas, including moorland, this species has also succeeded better than most at colonising the suburbs and even inner city areas. It has a wide range of foodplants, records in Yorkshire include garden roses, sallow, heather, osier, gooseberry, birch, beech and cranberry.
2012 (CHF): Most often encountered by day but occasionally coming to light. Commonest on the lower ground. Numbers have dropped recently especially in 2011 when there was a big fall to only 22 records.