Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1962||1847||1940||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1113||920||712||2165||300|
|Number of individuals||1196||1620||1379||7176||981|
For the county, we have a total of 5210 records from 641 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from most habitat types in all five vice-counties. However it is fairly thinly distributed except near moorland and heathy localities where it may be frequent or common. The lowland VC61 specimens are stated to have a much brighter reddish-brown ground colour than the moorland specimens of VC62 which are more greyish-brown (PQW pers. comm.).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county, particularly in upland areas where larger numbers are trapped eg 84 at Thruscross on 30.7.2010. Numbers are stable.