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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19961978
Year last recorded19961978
Number of records11
Number of individuals10
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1978.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was caught on Crowle Moor in Lincolnshire in 1978 by Dr R.S. Key but, due to confusion with the County and the vice-county boundaries, it was not added to the Yorkshire list. This area of land is actually just in VC63, so this record is valid for both modern-day Lincolnshire and our demarcation of Yorkshire by the vice-county system.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 8.8.1996 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Previous records from Spurn and from Crowle Moor, the last in 1996. Recent records from the Lincolnshire side of Crowle Moor suggest it may still occur in the county.

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