Common immigrant from mainland Europe.
Can be found in any habitat under favourable conditions with many thousands recorded at coastal sites.
Whole fields of crops were destroyed in a great immigration of 1891 [MBGBI 3:99]
A vast migrant swarm was recorded nationally in 2016, with several million estimated in Norfolk the first week of June.
Video by Ryan Irvine - Hemsby 01/06/16
Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.