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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, mid May-Jul and Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: St John's-wort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19841986188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201520142014
Number of records7717727360
Number of individuals1052298186164
Unique positions1813272414
Unique locations1812252411
Adult records7717647059
Immature records00300

For the county, we have a total of 299 records from 90 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1219 Lathronympha strigana 05
© Andy Nunn
1219 Lathronympha strigana 04
© Terry Box, 31 May 2017
1219 Lathronympha strigana 03
© Paul Holmes
1219 Lathronympha strigana 02
© Dave Shenton
1219 Lathronympha strigana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, it is widespread and common in vice-counties 62 and 63, less frequent elsewhere.

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