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: Mid Jun-mid Sep.
Foodplant: Holly and Bilberry.
|Year first recorded||1904||1998||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||85||34||91||96||240|
|Number of individuals||78||40||157||164||461|
For the county, we have a total of 546 records from 119 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common in lowland areas and often extremely abundant in moorland localities where the larvae feed on Bilberry. Recorded in all five vice-counties.