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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200620062011
Year last recorded201320142011
Number of records481
Number of individuals491
Unique positions461
Unique locations461
Adult records481
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 2006.


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© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Argus 52, 2006:
VC61. Spurn, 26.8.2006 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC63. Rossington, 8.8.2006 (RIH). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Widespread but with a western bias to its distribution until recently. Recorded at Spurn (VC61) and Rossington (VC63) in 2006 with a further occurrence at Potteric Carr N.R. in 2010. Likely to be found more widely.

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