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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB2

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Sea Buckthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949
Year last recorded2014
Number of records69
Number of individuals109
Unique positions8
Unique locations9
Adult records69
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 69 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1949.


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© Barry Spence, 14 Sep 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, nine specimens 12.8-19.8.1949 (Michaelis, 1951).

Argus 50, 2005: This nationally scarce moth is well known from Spurn, the only county locality. It should be looked for in other coastal localities where there is a good growth of sea buckthorn.


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