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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10-13mm.

Foodplant: Heather spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded189518591883
Year last recorded201420131883
Number of records13131
Number of individuals4150
Unique positions6101
Unique locations6101
Adult records13131
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 27 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1859.


62.023 Pempelia palumbella 04
© David Ashton
62.023 Pempelia palumbella 03
© David Ashton
62.023 Pempelia palumbella 02
© Ian Marshall, 14 June 2014
62.023 Pempelia palumbella 01
© Ian Marshall, 14 June 2014

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local on heaths but has not been reported recently.

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