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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Dandelion.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041997188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1313278373790196
Number of individuals17834164581908534
Unique positions8332564315
Unique locations8231524312
Adult records1312278368762196
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 2950 records from 220 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1063 Celypha striana 03
© Dave Shenton
1063 Celypha striana 02
© Paul Kipling 2nd July 2010
1063 Celypha striana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 2 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64, usually in small numbers but sometimes fairly commonly in the south of VC63.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 2.7.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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