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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Spear Thistle, Ragwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883186819742013
Year last recorded2014186820142013
Number of records111111
Number of individuals11091
Unique positions7181
Unique locations7181
Adult records111111
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1868.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: All recent records are from the south of VC63 where it is locally common.

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