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: Tufted Hair-grass.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1323||802||358||2279||211|
|Number of individuals||1539||1416||373||6558||700|
For the county, we have a total of 4973 records from 580 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed and sometimes locally common in suitable damp habitats.
2012 (CHF): Still widespread all over the county but numbers have decreased recently and it is quite uncommon in much of VC63 where it is rather local. It can be locally common in damp grassland eg 113 at Foxglove Covert, Catterick on 22.6.2007.