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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 18-28mm

Foodplant: Various trees

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC63VC64
Year first recorded188318831883
Year last recorded201420141883
Number of records331
Number of individuals210
Unique positions331
Unique locations331
Adult records331
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


2033 Black Arches 02
© Damian Money
2033 Black Arches 01
© Alan Miller

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not definitely recorded since Porritt (1883-86) when it had been reported from Barnsley, Doncaster (VC63), near Riccall, Selby (VC61) 'and I think also at Bishop's Wood', also at Sheffield in the 'old lists'.

2012 (CHF): One at Bishop Burton on 16.8.2004 was the first since Porritt's time. The following year Lancashire had its first record. This species is doing well to the south of us and is slowly moving north so we may see more records in years to come.
 

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