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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-18mm.

Foodplant: Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20022013
Year last recorded20132014
Number of records402
Number of individuals519
Unique positions111
Unique locations131
Adult records402
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 2002.


73.151 Webb's Wainscot 05
© Terry Box, 26 Jul 2018
73.151 Webb's Wainscot 04
© Andy Nunn
73.151 Webb's Wainscot 03
© Damian Money
73.151 Webb's Wainscot 02
© Barry Spence, 9 Aug 2004
73.151 Webb's Wainscot 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Spurn, 7 & 13.8.2002, 16.8.2003, 21.7.2003 plus seven dates in 2004 (BRS), 4.8.2003 (HEB), 11.8.2004 EDC. NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): First reported in Britain in 1879, a major expansion in range north and west from the 1980s led to a population at Spurn from 2002 with many records over the next few years. More recently there has been a decrease with just single records in 2010 and 11 but it is likely that we will see a further expansion. There is a single record to the north of our area - at Tynemouth in 2006.

Argus 69, 2013:
VC62. South Gare, 22.8.2013 (PWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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