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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Sheep's Sorrell.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1979194719941995
Year last recorded2014201120142013
Number of records127610
Number of individuals912610
Unique positions7654
Unique locations6654
Adult records127610
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 35 records from 21 sites. First recorded in 1947.


35.094 Aroga velocella 05
© Andy Nunn
35.094 Aroga velocella 04
© Damian Money
35.094 Aroga velocella 03
© Dave Shenton
35.094 Aroga velocella 02
© Ian Marshall, 16 Jul 2011
35.094 Aroga velocella 01
© Charles Fletcher

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rawmarsh, 6.5.1995 (HEB); Rossington, 21.7.1996, 8.8.1998 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Low Row. 7.8.1995 det. HEB (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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