Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Clovers and vetches.
|Year first recorded||1929||1939||1940||1886||1946|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2860||559||549||824||152|
|Number of individuals||12574||953||1040||2037||338|
For the county, we have a total of 4944 records from 707 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and found in dry grassy areas in all five vice-counties. It can be very noticeable flying in daylight, always in areas of long grass and is also found at light.
2012 (CHF): The comments in Sutton and Beaumont still apply. Common and widespread.