Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation Apr-May.
Foodplant: Sallows, birches, Alder and Honeysuckle.
|Year first recorded||1960||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2014|
|Number of records||42||249||93||204||54|
|Number of individuals||95||691||275||621||91|
For the county, we have a total of 642 records from 216 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has expanded its range since the last list (YNU, 1970) when it was stated to be 'more local than formerly'. It has now been recorded from each vice-county.
2012 (CHF): Locally common in broad-leaved woodland apart from the east of VC61 where there is little suitable habitat. Doing well in the county.