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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jul-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Umbelliers.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19891859188319901980
Year last recorded20142011201420122014
Number of records21192097
Number of individuals201818147
Unique positions1191885
Unique locations11111785
Adult records21161987
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 76 records from 52 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Similar species: Check for brownish lines on the cilia near the base of the hindwing; ciliella has five brownish lines where heracliana has only one.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and sometimes fairly common but not recorded from VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Baldersby St. James, September 1980 det. HEB (TAP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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