Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 15-20mm.

Foodplant: Heathers and Broom

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19811883188318832004
Year last recorded20142014194618832004
Number of records18120211
Number of individuals66226001
Unique positions1085211
Unique locations648211
Adult records18106111
Immature records04000

For the county, we have a total of 142 records from 58 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.295 Grass Wave 04
© David Ashton, 26 Jun 2014
70.295 Grass Wave 03
© Nick Lawman
70.295 Grass Wave 02
© Graham Feathestone
70.295 Grass Wave 01 male
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A few recent records from heath and moorland areas in vice-counties 61 and 62.

2012 (CHF): Virtually all of our records come from heathery uplands in the north east of the county and Strensall and Allerthorpe Commons. There are no records from our other lowland heaths.

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