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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 12mm.

Foodplant: Common Salt-marsh Grass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1960
Year last recorded2011
Number of records23
Number of individuals32
Unique positions6
Unique locations7
Adult records23
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 23 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1960.


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© Barry Spence, 16 Aug 2005

Species Account

Sutton and Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, one in September 1960 (Michaelis, 1962), ten in late July 1963 (HNM), 22.8.1988 (HEB).

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