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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jul.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Broom.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883
Year last recorded1883
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Margaret Prior

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86). The single Yorkshire record he reported was from Doncaster (VC63) on 14.6.1883 by George Tindall. It is of interest that this species has recently been taken for the first time in Northumberland (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1883. Not likely to recolonise as there are no populations near our borders.

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