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||2012||2012||2012||2012||2012|
|Number of records||906||401||275||816||215|
|Number of individuals||1240||497||380||2094||424|
For the county, we have a total of 2613 records from 357 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.