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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: Jun.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded189518591883
Year last recorded200718831883
Number of records1031
Number of individuals1600
Unique positions431
Unique locations531
Adult records1031
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Current status, (TAB 2012): In coastal sand-dunes, rarely inland, throughout much of the British Isles. Recent records from Spurn.

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