Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul, (Aug).
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||285||207||246||334||21|
|Number of individuals||314||265||275||386||24|
For the county, we have a total of 1093 records from 332 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A species associated with broad leaved woodland. Taken regularly and widely in vice-counties 62 to 64, but rather local in VC61 due to lack of suitable habitat. Not recorded from VC65, although taken regularly only just over the VC64 border near Ripon (S&JW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Doing well and widely distributed across the county. There have now been records from several sites in VC65. Not uncommon in broad-leaved woodland but never in big numbers.