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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: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 14-18mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883196218831969
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records112312011931
Number of individuals56321633168
Unique positions4018163714
Unique locations4018163713
Adult records105271510430
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 313 records from 124 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.320 Heart and Club 04
© Tony Moverley, 28 Jun 2016
73.320 Heart and Club 03
© Nick Lawman
73.320 Heart and Club 02
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Jun 2011
73.320 Heart and Club 01
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has extended its range again in the last fifteen years and is now quite widespread in VC61. Elsewhere it has been recorded in VC62-65.

2012 (CHF): There are scattered records across the county, mostly from dry calcareous areas. Most common along the coast and in the Dales and absent from the south west. It can occasionally be locally common for example 88 on the magnesian limestone at Ellington Banks on 25.6.2010.

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