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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883186818831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2937274606544208
Number of individuals67894159621434435
Unique positions138871498422
Unique locations135861308318
Adult records2931271600517207
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 4569 records from 452 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.109 Agapeta hamana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.109 Agapeta hamana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.109 Agapeta hamana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A widespread and common moth throughout all five vice-counties.

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