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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.

Forewing: 13-17mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291930184618861960
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3916136417944336353
Number of individuals1315237964352164191172
Unique positions15218022330140
Unique locations15617122929938
Adult records3872132617064200347
Immature records12000

For the county, we have a total of 11763 records from 893 sites. First recorded in 1846.


73.333 Ingrailed Clay 05
© Nancy Stedman
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© Nick Lawman
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© Andy Nunn
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© Jill Warwick
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© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequent or common in all five vice-counties. This species is very variable including a small moorland form which is common in suitable areas.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

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