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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry. (possibly Heather)

Regional breakdown:

 VC63VC64
Year first recorded20012011
Year last recorded20142014
Number of records104
Number of individuals84
Unique positions93
Unique locations93
Adult records104
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 2001.
 

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Species Account


Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Wyming Brook, 2.7.2001 (IFC, PH) (Botterill, 2001); Hardcastle Crags, 15.6.2002 (PT, IK). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC64. Little Preston, 27.6.2011 (JMa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): First recorded at Wyming Brook in south-west VC63 in 2001. There have been several further records in this area and these have been accompanied by an increase in Lancashire and south Cumbria. This species is slowly moving north-east. The larvae feed on bilberry in woodland and sometimes out on open moorland. There is no shortage of suitable habitat in the county and the moth is likely to continue to slowly expand its range.
 

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