Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1847||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||239||276||299||652||60|
|Number of individuals||268||345||377||814||69|
For the county, we have a total of 1526 records from 491 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Scattered widely across all five vice-counties, this beautiful moth is more attracted to sugar than light and is generally only recorded as frequent in central and eastern areas.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county, especially in light woodland with bramble. Virtually all recent records are at light.