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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 12mm.

Foodplant: Thought to be Rock-rose or Field Wormwood.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64
Year first recorded1983194118831988
Year last recorded1995194118861988
Number of records5121
Number of individuals1150
Unique positions4111
Unique locations3111
Adult records5121
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1457 Hypochalcia ahenella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local.
 

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