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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: Duckweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19492010188318832013
Year last recorded20142010201420142014
Number of records27711331244
Number of individuals74011953395
Unique positions36138261
Unique locations37137251
Adult records27711191204
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 539 records from 101 sites. First recorded in 1883.


63.116 Small China-mark 03
© Terry Box, 6 Aug 2016
63.116 Small China-mark 02 male
© Dave Shenton
63.116 Small China-mark 01 female
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally abundant in the vicinity of ponds and sluggish water throughout vice-counties 61 to 64 and sometimes attracted to MV light well away from such habitat.

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