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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Sedge and Common Cotton-sedge.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200818592012
Year last recorded200819552012
Number of records131
Number of individuals111
Unique positions131
Unique locations131
Adult records121
Immature records010

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. York (Stainton, 1859b); Scarborough, larvae in leaves of cotton-grass (Wilkinson, 1868); Strensall, 22.7.1955 (AS coll.).

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