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National Status: RDB1

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883
Year last recorded18831883
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Alan Miller, Jul 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt's list (1883-86). He cited a record from Richmond (VC65) and of a probably extinct colony on a recently destroyed barberry hedge near Doncaster (VC63). This species is now thought to be confined to one locality in Suffolk (Skinner, 1984).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1883, a Red Data Book species, extremely scarce and unlikely to recolonise unless reintroduced as part of a deliberate program.

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