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-Jun, Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1837||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||2068||588||310||929||410|
|Number of individuals||2586||632||337||1581||593|
For the county, we have a total of 4305 records from 493 sites. First recorded in 1837.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded fairly frequently from vice-counties 61 to 64, but less widely in VC65. Slightly more widely distributed than the previous species [Lesser Swallow Prominent] in the east of the County and often also more common.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county in two overlapping broods with similar range and numbers to Swallow Prominent.