Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Sallows and poplars - herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1880|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1098||436||338||1001||255|
|Number of individuals||1561||546||480||2426||476|
For the county, we have a total of 3128 records from 405 sites. First recorded in 1880.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common over all five vice-counties in damp areas where sallow grows. This species seems to be more common than X. icteritia (Hufnagel) in the east of the County. In the centre there is a marginal balance towards icteritia and in the south and west that species is by far the commonest.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county and has increased in numbers in the last ten years. Counts of 20 - 40 are not uncommon in woodland with plenty of sallows.