Recorded sightings in 2009: 10159
Recorded sightings in 2010: 3016
Status in Rother: Very common in almost all areas of rough grassland.
Habitat: Grasslands, heathland, coastal dunes and undercliffs, hay meadows, roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland rides and clearings, and waste ground. Also occurs in parks, gardens, and cemeteries. A wide range of grasses are used as foodplants.
ID Tips: Medium sized. Brown with some orange. Paler than Gatekeeper and usually slightly larger. The black eye-spot usually has only one white dot.
First sighting in Rother (2009): 27 May
Recorded by: Susanne Whiting
UK Distribution trend: -4%
Ten year UK Population trend (1995-2004): -5%
Long term UK population trend: 28%