Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Grass seeds.
|Year first recorded||1875||1953||1846||1886||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||3119||919||1390||1298||420|
|Number of individuals||4357||1220||1893||2358||565|
For the county, we have a total of 7146 records from 414 sites. First recorded in 1846.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Fairly widespread and frequently recorded from all five vice-counties. As elsewhere in Britain it appears to be associated with hay, both during harvesting and in storage.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in two large broods though it can turn up at any time between February and November. Numbers may be augmented by immigration.