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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-Jul.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Lesser Celandine, Alternate-leaved Golden-saxifrage and Dog's Mercury.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1986198218831982
Year last recorded2014201220142013
Number of records145147
Number of individuals1461122
Unique positions84116
Unique locations94115
Adult records145147
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 40 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.001 Olindia schumacherana 04
© Terry Box, 7 Jul 2017
49.001 Olindia schumacherana 03
© Damian Money
49.001 Olindia schumacherana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Jul 2003
49.001 Olindia schumacherana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local, occurring only in small numbers. Most records are from vice-counties 62 and 63 where it is reported quite regularly, mainly in woodland habitats. Widespread and often common in lower areas and occasional elsewhere in all five vice-counties.

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