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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Extinct

Local Status: Rare and very local . No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Bird's-foot Trefoil and clovers.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1980
Year last recorded2003
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions3
Unique locations3
Adult records11
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1980.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly a resident in southern Britain, this species is now only recognised as a migrant and temporary resident. It was added to the Yorkshire list in 1980 and there have been several records since, at Spurn (BRS) and Flamborough (Winter, 1983).

2012 (CHF): The only records since 1989 have been at Spurn in 1995 and 2003 (two records).

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