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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10-15mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses such as Sheep's Fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2003
Year last recorded2014
Number of records4
Number of individuals4
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records4
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2003.


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© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Argus 47, 2004:
VC61. Spurn, one f. sticheli (Constant) 7.8.2003 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): The only county records are from Spurn (VC61) in 2003 and 2006, they probably represent wandering individuals from further south.

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