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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291977195019571969
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records759142185416116
Number of individuals676178196944199
Unique positions7137758219
Unique locations7637747818
Adult records748142174405115
Immature records30000

For the county, we have a total of 1618 records from 283 sites. First recorded in 1929.


73.168 Double Lobed 07
© Nancy Stedman
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© Colin Duke (C) All Rights Reserved 2019
73.168 Double Lobed 05
© Tony Moverley, 13 Jul 2015
73.168 Double Lobed 04
© Dave Williamson
73.168 Double Lobed 03
© Nick Lawman
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© Ian Andrews
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© Terry Box, 2 Aug 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First officially recorded in the County in 1956 (YNU, 1970), although there was an overlooked record at Whirlow, Sheffield in 1953 (Garland, 1979). This species is now quite widespread over the County. We only have one VC65 record but there is also a record from Low Coniscliffe in Durham, just over the Tees (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

2012 (CHF): Numbers have increased and there are now records from all over the county. We normally receive about 100 records per year and it can be locally quite common in damp areas of VC64 eg 77 at Bishop Monkton on 28.7.2004.

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