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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Rosebay Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1985199619051883
Year last recorded2012199620122013
Number of records101122
Number of individuals111161
Unique positions71112
Unique locations61122
Adult records10161
Immature records0050

For the county, we have a total of 25 records from 21 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Charlie Streets, 30 Jun 2010

Species Account

Some records are of larvae.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly regarded as scarce there has been a considerable increase in records of this moth in recent years and it is now recorded regularly in small numbers throughout vice-counties 61 to 64.

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