Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars and willows.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||760||422||415||593||114|
|Number of individuals||733||419||510||1013||201|
For the county, we have a total of 2304 records from 478 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly rather local in Yorkshire but now being quite widely recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64. There is only a single VC65 record.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but much less common in the west. Numbers have increased a little recently. Two distinct broods, the second being a little smaller.