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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Common Fleabane.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883185918441990
Year last recorded2014200420132012
Number of records14484
Number of individuals10145
Unique positions11462
Unique locations12462
Adult records12154
Immature records0020

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1844.


45.037 Oidaematophorus lithodactyla 02
© Andrew Rhodes
45.037 Oidaematophorus lithodactyla 01
© Dave Williamson, 25 July 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely if thinly distributed and locally common in vice-counties 61 to 64. This species was first discovered in Britain in Doncaster in 1844 by Revd G. Preston (Porritt, 1883-86).

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