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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 15-18mm.

Foodplant: Sea Campion, Thrift, Common Rock-rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883188319831918
Year last recorded2013201120112014
Number of records154327
Number of individuals1167210
Unique positions101526
Unique locations111525
Adult records144326
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 67 records from 33 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.287 Annulet 02
© Dave Shenton
70.287 Annulet 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather rare in Yorkshire with only seven recent sites, however most of these are inland, a change in distribution since the last list (YNU, 1970).

2012 (CHF): Virtually all recent records have been on the east coast from Flamborough northwards though there was a record in 2011 from the south of VC63. There are several old records from Dib Scar/Grass Wood and the surrounding area but it has not been seen here since 1991. It seems to have been lost from some inland sites in other parts of the country.

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