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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-mid Jul.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20111859188319751883
Year last recorded20142012201320142011
Number of records104475
Number of individuals1121104
Unique positions44452
Unique locations44452
Adult records102374
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local and generally uncommon species although there are scattered records from all five vice-counties.

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