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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: Aug-Sep, Mar-May after hibernation.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Common Fleabane.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201018681975
Year last recorded201420102013
Number of records6410
Number of individuals52513
Unique positions446
Unique locations446
Adult records6410
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1868.


0472 Digitivalva pulicariae 01
© Ian Marshall, 15 Aug 2010

Species Account

Argus 60, 2010: A local moth in the county, with only scattered records.
VC61. Flamborough, 31.7, 14 & 21.8.2010 (IM, MP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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