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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 21-26mm.

Foodplant: Meadow-rue spp, and Sedges.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded190319101939
Year last recorded190319101939
Number of records211
Number of individuals111
Unique positions211
Unique locations211
Adult records211
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1903.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is a resident of Russia, Hungary and western Asia (Skinner, 1984). Sixteen specimens have been recorded in the British Isles as migrants, three of which have been found in Yorkshire. The most recent of these was in Kirkstall, Leeds (VC64) in 1939 (YNU, 1970).

2012 (CHF): We still have just the three records; Middlesbrough in 1903, Methley in 1910 and Kirkstall in 1939. It remains an extremely rare migrant with no recent British records.

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