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National Status: Extinct

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186118681883
Year last recorded188318831889
Number of records239
Number of individuals00116
Unique positions238
Unique locations137
Adult records239
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1861.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is now probably extinct in Britain, the last record being from Hertfordshire in 1935 (Skinner, 1984). The last Yorkshire specimens were recorded in 1915 and 1919 (probably from VC63) (YNU, 1970) but in Porritt's day it was quite widespread in the County, and indeed South Yorkshire was the best known English locality although it died out earlier here than in many other parts of the country. T. Wilkinson recorded it as common at Scarborough (VC62) (Walsh, 1956) and it was reported as abundant at Wharncliffe Wood (VC63) in 1887 (Porritt, 1904), with 116 taken there in 1888 (Garland, 1979). Other localities were Sutton upon Derwent (VC61), York (VC61/62/64), Wakefield, Rotherham and Barnsley (VC63) (Porritt, 1883-86, 1904).

2012 (CHF): There have been no further records. This species is extinct in Britain, the last record being in Hertfordshire in 1935. It appeared to depend upon ancient deciduous woodland with open grassy areas.

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