Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1926||1939||1926||1882||1963|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||5769||2666||2327||6054||1053|
|Number of individuals||14849||7637||5323||29961||3472|
For the county, we have a total of 17869 records from 1579 sites. First recorded in 1882.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably the most common geometer by far in the County (though see X. fluctuata (Linnaeus) below) and very noticeable both during the day and in car headlamps at night. Recorded commonly in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): This remains one of our most widespread and common moths with many records in the daytime and at light.