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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 16-18mm.

Foodplant: Traveller's-joy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1998
Year last recorded2014
Number of records11
Number of individuals19
Unique positions6
Unique locations3
Adult records9
Immature records2

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1998.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Stapleton, larvae in August 1998 & 1999, moths reared (NG). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been several more records in 2010 and 2011 from Brockadale which is in the same area. The larvae feed on Clematis vitalba (Traveller's Joy) which should be targeted in nearby areas.

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