Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||1032||646||571||946||205|
|Number of individuals||1071||658||611||1324||282|
For the county, we have a total of 3400 records from 700 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now the most widely taken Prominent. Found in all five vice-counties but most widely recorded in vice-counties 61-64 where it is often common.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county. Not the most widely taken Prominent as stated in 1989 as it has been overtaken by Swallow and Lesser Swallow Prominents.