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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul. Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Red Campion.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319041883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records852686138711246
Number of individuals100310781621090340
Unique positions1021286910428
Unique locations991346510526
Adult records839663118702246
Immature records02000

For the county, we have a total of 2633 records from 429 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.132 Rivulet 02
© Andy Nunn
70.132 Rivulet 01
© Charles Fletcher, 20 May 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Taken occasionally in all five vice-counties wherever its foodplant (red campion) occurs.

2012 (CHF): Present in good numbers all over the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution. This species is bivoltine in Yorkshire with two overlapping broods (current literature is incorrect).

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