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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Eyebright.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1945
Year last recorded2013
Number of records11
Number of individuals9
Unique positions10
Unique locations8
Adult records8
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1945.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in England on moorland and limestone hills (Skinner, 1984). There are only three recent records in Yorkshire, two from similar areas in VC64 and one from a more unexpected site.

2012 (CHF): Rediscovered at Dib Scar in 2008 after a gap of 26 years when a single moth was found in the daytime.

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