Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Wild Thyme and Corn Mint.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||56||35||28||130||19|
|Number of individuals||27||176||28||511||60|
For the county, we have a total of 268 records from 120 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and locally common with records from all five vice-counties. This species and P. ostrinalis (Hubner) have been confused in the past and some old records may well refer to the latter.