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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Bog Myrtle on high moors, and Oak in lowland areas.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18591982
Year last recorded19561986
Number of records42
Number of individuals33
Unique positions32
Unique locations32
Adult records42
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. York (Stainton, 1859b); Buttercombe, 3.7.1948, 28.6.1956 (AS coll.); Strensall, 5.6.1949 (AS notes).
VC63. Thorne Moors, 22.5.1982; Hatfield Moors, 24.6.1986, two (HEB).

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