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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Hemp Agrimony.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20041868199720052011
Year last recorded20142008201420132011
Number of records94581
Number of individuals8210311
Unique positions54421
Unique locations54421
Adult records94481
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 27 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1868.


1517 Adaina microdactyla 06
© Terry Box, 24 Jul 2012
1517 Adaina microdactyla 05 gall and exit hole
© Dave Shenton
1517 Adaina microdactyla 04 larva in opened gall
© Dave Shenton
1517 Adaina microdactyla 03 feeding signs on Hemp Agrimony
© Dave Shenton
1517 Adaina microdactyla 02
© Barry Spence, 28 Jul 2004
1517 Adaina microdactyla 01
© Ian Marshall, 18 Aug 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. West Melton, 12.8.1997 (HEB). The first County record for almost 150 years. NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 28.6.2005 (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC65. Nosterfield, 13.8.2011 det. CHF (SPW, DMB, PBI). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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