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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Spear Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1988200320112010
Year last recorded2014201420142014
Number of records646234
Number of individuals636134
Unique positions232334
Unique locations222133
Adult records646224
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 133 records from 49 sites. First recorded in 1988.


62.058 Phycitodes binaevella 04
© Andy Nunn
62.058 Phycitodes binaevella 03
© David Ashton, 13 Jul 2016
62.058 Phycitodes binaevella 02
© Andy Nunn
62.058 Phycitodes binaevella 01
© Ian Marshall, 26 Jun 2011

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Rossington, 22.7.1999, three 24.6-22.7.2003 (RIH): Wintersett CP, 13.6.2004 det. HEB (PSm); Canklow, Rotherham, 22.7.2004 det. HEB (RFB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 23.5.2010, gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC64. Staveley NR, 27.6.2011 det. CHF (CHF, JCW, RE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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