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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 9-11m.

Foodplant: Unknown.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1948200319711988
Year last recorded2014201420141988
Number of records7312431
Number of individuals14211621
Unique positions272181
Unique locations312191
Adult records7312411
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 777 records from 53 sites. First recorded in 1948.


70.006 Dwarf Cream Wave 02
© B R Spence, 14 Aug 2012
70.006 Dwarf Cream Wave 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First taken at Spurn (VC61) in 1948 (YNU, 1970). This species is still found frequently at this location and there are also now three additional localities.

VC61. Spurn, no change in status over past twenty years, numbers caught at light each year vary between two and twenty (BRS); Muston near Filey, one netted at dusk on the Carrs, 22.7.1979 (PQW, TAP), one in MV trap 25.7.1985 during a period when movement of many species seemed to be taking place, suggesting it may usually be present but static (PQW).

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Sandy Bank Wood, 8.8.1988 (LVR). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): The Spurn colony has increased in numbers since 1989 and there have been further records in other parts of VC61. Recorded now regularly in the south-east of VC63.

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