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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-mid Jun, and Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Sea Lavender.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471883
Year last recorded20141884
Number of records1962
Number of individuals2610
Unique positions131
Unique locations151
Adult records1962
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 198 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1883.


45.001 Agdistis bennetii 02 larva on Limonium
© Dave Shenton
45.001 Agdistis bennetii 01
© Barry Spence, 29 Jul 2006

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local in saltmarshes.

Argus 60, 2010: There has been an increase in the number of records during the past few years and 2010 continued this trend. All records from VC61 at Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington.

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