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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12mm.

Foodplant: Prickly Saltwort and Orache.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1987
Year last recorded2014
Number of records95
Number of individuals167
Unique positions9
Unique locations9
Adult records95
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 95 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1987.


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© Barry Spence, 6 Aug 2007

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:VC61. Spurn, now well established with numerous records during the 1990s (BRS) and larvae found commonly in 1997 (NG).

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