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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow and Tansy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2010188318832005
Year last recorded2012199520122014
Number of records47126
Number of individuals55127
Unique positions2773
Unique locations2773
Adult records43106
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 62 to 65, rather thinly except in VC63 where it is widespread and often common.

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