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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.

Forewing: 10-13mm.

Foodplant: Yellow Rattle and Common Cow-wheat.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041995186818831883
Year last recorded20132014190420101883
Number of records820451
Number of individuals1163020
Unique positions613451
Unique locations612451
Adult records720020
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 38 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1868.


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© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread but rather local and seldom common, recorded from all five vice-counties.

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