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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: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Marsh Woundwort, Hedge Woundwort and Corn Mint.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1997187718841975
Year last recorded2014200120131975
Number of records5231
Number of individuals4121
Unique positions4231
Unique locations3231
Adult records5121
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1877.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, rather thinly except in VC62 where it is quite widespread and sometimes fairly common.

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