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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 17-19mm.

Foodplant: Soapwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded19701883196419601985
Number of records151862
Number of individuals60021
Unique positions81752
Unique locations91662
Adult records71552
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are few recent records of this primarily southern moth in Yorkshire. Sufficient work has now been done on the Wolds to indicate that it is unlikely to be established there, as was suggested previously (YNU, 1970). The VC62 and VC63 records are unconfirmed.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1985 - yet another moth in decline, possibly extinct nationally.

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