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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1006321268734136
Number of individuals12304863331387216
Unique positions68439212618
Unique locations69439112216
Adult records990318238711136
Immature records30500

For the county, we have a total of 2465 records from 341 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely and often frequently in VC63 and VC64, there are scattered records from the other three vice-counties and it is said to be common, especially as larvae.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county. Sometimes confused with other species. Melanic forms cannot be determined without dissection.

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