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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB3

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Vetches spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20061883
Year last recorded20101883
Number of records21
Number of individuals20
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records20
Immature records01

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First discovered in Britain by T. Wilkinson who reared moths from larvae in pods of wood vetch from the cliffs north of Scarborough (VC62) (Porritt, 1883-86). All subsequent County records are from this general area in the triangle bounded by Scarborough, Pickering and Sandsend where it has been recorded fairly commonly at intervals over the years.

Argus 54, 2007:
VC61. Spurn, 7.6.2006 conf. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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