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, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Common hemp-nettle.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||788||1069||912||1395||324|
|Number of individuals||951||2209||1611||2645||604|
For the county, we have a total of 4488 records from 640 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but generally in fairly small numbers.
2012 (CHF): This univoltine species flies later than Rivulet and appears with the second brood of this species. Records in May and early June are likely to be Rivulet. The two species can have very similar markings at times but there is little overlap in size. It is well distributed across the county in good numbers.