Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.
Foodplant: Common Reed.
|Year first recorded||1879||1883||1883||1883||1976|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||2814||200||211||175||28|
|Number of individuals||9308||221||491||362||29|
For the county, we have a total of 3428 records from 252 sites. First recorded in 1879.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Sparsely recorded across the County but does not often appear to be common. Wanderers are sometimes found well away from common reed, on which the larva feeds.
2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county with increased records recently though numbers tend to fluctuate. Fairly common late in the year wherever common reed grows and often wandering to other areas such as gardens. Uncommon in the north and west on the higher ground.