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, Mar-May.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2015||2014||2015||2015||2015|
|Number of records||2413||1441||2429||2065||344|
|Number of individuals||4064||3242||5179||4857||620|
For the county, we have a total of 8692 records from 476 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather local but recorded more frequently than in previous years.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in the Spring all across the county wherever honeysuckle grows and reported in increased numbers in recent years. Less common to the north of us. Occasionally recorded very early in the year in January.