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National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded190019531881
Year last recorded196019862013
Number of records332
Number of individuals001
Unique positions222
Unique locations222
Adult records322
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1881.


1701 Dotted Border Wave 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There were no records of this species for several years until it was rediscovered on Strensall Common (VC62) in July 1986 (NG). This was the species' former stronghold in the County but it had not been recorded there since 1970 (Jackson, 1971).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Historical isolated populations at Strensall and Allerthorpe, the last reported in 1986. Does it still occur here?

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