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, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Hedge Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Bramble, Bluebell.
|Year first recorded||1883||1857||1847||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||2457||1368||818||1981||410|
|Number of individuals||3729||5625||1825||9462||2662|
For the county, we have a total of 7034 records from 579 sites. First recorded in 1847.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Apparently a species of fairly open situations (though not arable sites, PQW). Also quite often recorded in suburban areas, which probably resemble lightly wooded, parkland habitats. Quite frequently recorded in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): This species is fairly common and widespread across the county in a variety of habitats. Numbers and distribution are stable.