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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Bluebell.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20022011188318831883
Year last recorded20142011201220141883
Number of records21741
Number of individuals21520
Unique positions21741
Unique locations21741
Adult records21330
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 15 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.096 Hysterophora maculosana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.096 Hysterophora maculosana 01
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and fairly common in woods where bluebells grow.

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