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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Rare migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 12-17mm.

Foodplant: Common Nettle other plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2002
Year last recorded2009
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.


73.010 Dewick's Plusia 03
© Dave Shenton
73.010 Dewick's Plusia 02
© Barry Spence, 18 Jul 2009
73.010 Dewick's Plusia 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Rudston, 12.9.2002 (ASE). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): A further specimen of this rare migrant was trapped at Spurn in 2009. This species has been expanding its range in Europe for many years and the numbers of migrants in Britain have been steadily increasing.

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