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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20111983
Year last recorded20112010
Number of records13
Number of individuals13
Unique positions13
Unique locations13
Adult records13
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1983.


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© Jax Westmoreland, 29 Jul 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was added to the Yorkshire list when one was captured at East Ayton (VC62) on 27.7.1983 by T.A. Potter.

Argus 63, 2011: An exciting find following the one in Scarborough last year [2010]. This is the fourth County record.
VC61. Lund, 4.8.2011 (MCo). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been records at Haxby in 1990, Scarborough in 2010 and Lund in 2011 so it appears that we have a small population in the east of the county. These are the most northerly records in the country.

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