Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Willows and sallows. Apple, Crab Apple.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||776||314||179||291||96|
|Number of individuals||685||341||167||492||133|
For the county, we have a total of 1656 records from 297 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64 but seems to have a very patchy distribution. Whilst quite common in some low areas of VC63 and regularly recorded in parts of VC61, it seems rare elsewhere and generally seems to avoid high ground. In suburban areas it may feed on apple as much as its wild food plants (AMRH pers. comm.)
2012 (CHF): Reported from most lowland areas of the county. Numbers are stable.