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National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

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Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401883188318831986
Year last recorded20042009201220131986
Number of records224822261
Number of individuals18434162
Unique positions131518221
Unique locations141519221
Adult records16469201
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 119 records from 71 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: (Small Engrailed) This species has been recorded quite widely since 1970 but since most specimens have not been confirmed by dissection (as far as is known) there is almost certainly confusion with E. bistortata (Goeze). The distributions and relative frequencies of both these species in the County require investigation.

2012 (CHF): See comments under Engrailed. These two species (if they are in fact two species) cannot be told apart by dissection as suggested above.

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