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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19982000199920022002
Year last recorded20142000201420142014
Number of records716205
Number of individuals416346
Unique positions71574
Unique locations61573
Adult records716205
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1998.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Tophill Low, 9.7.1998 det. HEB (PAC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Strenshall Common, 3.8.2000 det. HEB (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04: There were formerly very few Yorkshire records, it has probably been overlooked as it has recently been found quite widely.

VC64. Sharow, 15.7.2002, det. HEB (JCW); Ellington Banks, 9.7.2003, 21.7.2004; Ripon Parks, 18.7.2003, 23.7.2004 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 28.7.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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