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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Norway Spruce and Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19931940200620082006
Year last recorded20121986201220142014
Number of records333515
Number of individuals323622
Unique positions33331
Unique locations33331
Adult records333515
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1940.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002: The records given in 1989 (Beaumont, 1989) from Wykeham Forest (VC62) ans Old Rossington (VC63) are the result of misidentifications and should be deleted (Beaumont, 1995).
VC61. Hagg Wood, Dunnington, 17.7.1993 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC63. Rossington, 7.7.2006 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 54, 2007:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 10.7.2006, gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC64. Laver Banks MoD, 2.7.2008 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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