Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Common Bird's-foot-trefoil.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||271||105||359||327||45|
|Number of individuals||8594||758||5438||2707||484|
For the county, we have a total of 1107 records from 450 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Present in many small isolated colonies in vice-counties 61-64, there has also been a single (dead) specimen reported from V65. Many colonies share sites with larger numbers of Z.lonicerae (Scheven).
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in flowery grassland and numbers seem to be stable. In contrast to the situation in 1989, we now have several VC65 records.