Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Aug.
Foodplant: Wild Privet, Garden Privet, and Ash.
|Year first recorded||1983||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||447||195||247||273||77|
|Number of individuals||665||341||383||502||161|
For the county, we have a total of 1239 records from 264 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often abundant throughout all five vice-counties.
Beaumont, 2002: Emmet (1988) commented on the voltinism of this species which the literature gave as occurring May to July on a single generation. Previous Yorkshire records were all within that range but there have been two recently which indicate additional generations (Beaumont, 2000a).