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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19921917
Year last recorded20131989
Number of records102
Number of individuals112
Unique positions92
Unique locations82
Adult records102
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1917.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Carlton, Coverdale, 23.6.1989 (CCS); Forth Fell, 1992 (A.P. Foster); Barstow Wood, Grassington, 3.7.1994 (MRB); Malham Tarn, two 29.6.1995 (M.S. Parsons); Crutchhenber Fell, 2.7.2000 det. HEB (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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