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: One generation, Jun-Jul.
Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1966||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||263||438||125||332||110|
|Number of individuals||195||651||227||1082||506|
For the county, we have a total of 1268 records from 332 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously only recorded from lowland sites. This species has now been taken much more widely in the County.
2012 (CHF): Fairly well distributed in a variety of habitats but numbers seem to have declined a little in recent years. Uncommon in VC63, particularly in the west. It can be locally common in wooded areas in the north of the county eg 46 at Foxglove Covert on 11.6.2004.