Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two or three generations, Apr-Oct.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1928||1930||1926||1886||1960|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||6029||2951||5999||5255||1061|
|Number of individuals||7628||5464||10836||16429||2360|
For the county, we have a total of 21295 records from 891 sites. First recorded in 1886.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often recorded commonly over a very long flight period in suburban areas where it can be the commonest geometer, but usually in smaller numbers elsewhere. Often seen at windows or at rest during the day and found throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread in the county. The larvae feed on various members of the Cruciferae and as the name suggests it is common in gardens.