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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904185918831975
Year last recorded2014201219942013
Number of records458510
Number of individuals399235
Unique positions17856
Unique locations19856
Adult records458510
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 68 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 02
© Dave Shenton
0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 01
© Ian Marshall, 18 July 2011

Species Account

Argus 47, 2004:
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 17.7.2004 det. CHF (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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