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, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1940||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2459||607||813||790||138|
|Number of individuals||6105||1039||1525||1589||283|
For the county, we have a total of 4807 records from 585 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded most frequently from moorland and lowland heaths and in small numbers in other lowland areas in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and doing well across the county in both upland and lowland habitats. The second brood in July/August dwarfs the smaller first brood in May/June.