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, Feb-May.
Foodplant: Oaks. Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2015||2015||2015|
|Number of records||1256||1248||1188||1852||486|
|Number of individuals||3922||5049||3637||9730||2137|
For the county, we have a total of 6030 records from 526 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but not usually common.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all five vice-counties with an increase in recent years. 2011 brought record numbers and 2012 seems to have brought a further increase. Big numbers can occur in broadleaved woodland in Spring eg 357 at Ellington Banks on 23.3.2011.