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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Bedstraws and Field Bindweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188019601883
Year last recorded201020082013
Number of records24187
Number of individuals22104
Unique positions13127
Unique locations1287
Adult records24167
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 27 sites. First recorded in 1880.


1712 Small Scallop 02
© Dave Williamson
1712 Small Scallop 01
© Jim Morgan

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species preferring fenland, damp woodland and marshy places. Only recorded from Strensall Common (VC62) for many years, it has now also been recorded from Allerthorpe Common and Everingham (VC61).

2012 (CHF): This species remains very local in the county with four populations: Strensall, Allerthorpe area, Spurn, and the extreme south-east of VC63, though there have been few records from Strensall and Allerthorpe recently.

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