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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-early Aug.

Forewing: 12-14mm.

Foodplant: Nettles

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491971188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records351484713141437393
Number of individuals5446142325493128702
Unique positions1139313316232
Unique locations1119312617029
Adult records350083612811389392
Immature records41020

For the county, we have a total of 7505 records from 529 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often very common among nettles in five vice-counties.

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