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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 17-19mm.

Foodplant: Ash and Wild Privet

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831900
Year last recorded20141965201420142014
Number of records295712619
Number of individuals280321328
Unique positions9564513
Unique locations9574313
Adult records294612218
Immature records00011

For the county, we have a total of 186 records from 77 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.047 Coronet 09
© David Ashton, 12 Jul 2019
73.047 Coronet 08
© Nancy Stedman
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© Andrew Rhodes
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© Andy Nunn
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© Andy Nunn
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© Tony Moverley, 26 May 2014
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© Derek Parkinson
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© Paul Kipling, 11 Jun 2010
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© Charles Fletcher, 13 Jul 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only recorded from the west of VC64 in recent years but from Skinner's (1984) account it should be much more frequent.

2012 (CHF): Most of our recent records come from ash woodland in upland calcareous areas in the west of VC64 and 65 where this species is local but not uncommon. It has not been recorded in VC62 or 63 for many years. In 2010 it appeared at Spurn and there were several more records here in 2011. It is likely that these have come from an expanding population in Lincolnshire and it will be interesting to follow the distribution in the next few years.

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