Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||3263||2020||1159||1930||492|
|Number of individuals||10587||6165||3378||7331||2314|
For the county, we have a total of 8864 records from 680 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Primarily a woodland species, though it is frequent in other places' (PQW). Most commonly recorded in the south of VC63, but still widespread an frequent in the other four vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in all areas with a significant increase in numbers in the last few years.