Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Jul-Sep, (Sep-Nov).
Foodplant: Docks, Common Orache, Common Sorrel.
|Year first recorded||1904||1953||1883||1883||1977|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2176||614||641||1048||221|
|Number of individuals||2684||760||756||1635||274|
For the county, we have a total of 4700 records from 492 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now recorded from all five vice-counties but not west of a line through Harrogate, Leeds and Sheffield. It is thinly spread within the boundaries given.
2012 (CHF): The distribution has not altered much since 1989 though there is the suggestion of a little spread to the west. There has certainly been an expansion in numbers in the last ten years.