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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: RDB3

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Flixweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2002
Year last recorded2002
Number of records2
Number of individuals1
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2002.


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Species Account

Current status (CHF, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD - Spurn 2002. This species feeds on flixweed Descurainia sophia in the Breckland area of Norfolk and Suffolk where the population is quite healthy. It tends not to come to light. The Spurn record was probably an immigrant or an internal migrant, however the foodplant does occur in areas of disturbed ground along the Humber, so it is not impossible that we might get more records of this RDB3 species.

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