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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul, (Aug).

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Campions, Rock Sea-spurrey. others.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19661857194619101978
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records6135463511
Number of individuals3827176618
Unique positions311934237
Unique locations301735246
Adult records5730312911
Immature records00020

For the county, we have a total of 188 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1857.


2171 Marbled Coronet 03
© Damian Money
2171 Marbled Coronet 02
© Damian Money
2171 Marbled Coronet 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: An inhabitant of chalk and limestone areas. Well established in the Wolds, and the magnesian limestone belt in the centre of the County but very local or vagrant elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): Whilst Varied Coronet is becoming more common and expanding its range in the county, the rather similar Marbled Coronet remains very local and reported in small numbers from widely scattered sites on calcareous soils. There was only one record in 2011 and there were none at all reported in 2006. It has become particularly uncommon in VC63 - the only records since 2000 have been two from Pontefract.

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