Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Oct.
Foodplant: Hay, straw and barn detritus, and bird's nests.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||2000|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||231||55||68||152||40|
|Number of individuals||235||53||72||156||43|
For the county, we have a total of 546 records from 153 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed with records from vice-counties 61 to 64. Sometimes reported as common during the nineteenth century but in recent years has usually been encountered as single specimens at MV light.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 12.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.