Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 14-17mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291953190418861977
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records9119136981174177
Number of individuals94712429031976263
Unique positions10614718620335
Unique locations10114618320833
Adult records8858836261130171
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 3873 records from 671 sites. First recorded in 1886.


73.114 Small Angle Shades 04
© Nick Lawman
73.114 Small Angle Shades 03
© Damian Money
73.114 Small Angle Shades 02
© Andy Nunn
73.114 Small Angle Shades 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but most commonly from VC63 and VC64. There do not appear to be any specific habitat preferences.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. Numbers appear to be stable.

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