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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Meadowsweet.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200320042006
Year last recorded200320062006
Number of records161
Number of individuals1121
Unique positions111
Unique locations111
Adult records161
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2003.


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Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Owston meadows, 26.7.2003 (HEB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 10 & 28.7.2004, det. HEB (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: Only added to the Yorkshire list in 2003 but there are now records from three vice-counties.
VC65. Thorpe Perrow arboretum, 16.7.2006 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Formerly with a southern distribution but extending as far north as Nottinghamshire. First recorded in Yorkshire at Owston meadows (VC63) in 2003, there have been further records from Bishop Monkton (VC64) in 2004 and 2005. Should be looked for elsewhere.

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