Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Willows, sallows and poplars.
|Year first recorded||1883||1954||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||308||89||249||371||57|
|Number of individuals||333||107||306||1142||103|
For the county, we have a total of 1074 records from 255 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recent records for this species are quite widespread on lower ground. Most have been of adults rather than larvae which are said to be more easily found, especially on crack and white willow (SMJ pers. comm.).
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 21.7.1984 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across lowland areas of the county. Previously reported in small numbers; there has been a major increase in the last two years with a surprising 134 records in 2011. The biggest numbers come from the north of VC64 eg 22 at Bishop Monkton on 15.7.2005.