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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation Jun-Jul, (partial Aug-Oct).

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Common Nettle other plants.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3515154218683143867
Number of individuals436824633060111912274
Unique positions15817019828070
Unique locations16016619229766
Adult records3464149117462978852
Immature records50112

For the county, we have a total of 10935 records from 881 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

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Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in a variety of habitats in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in both of its forms (which may or may not be separate species). There is now a substantial second generation representing about 10 to 20% of the total.
 

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