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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: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow and Ragwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19852008199420042004
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records1644162612
Number of individuals1814193616
Unique positions173693
Unique locations173693
Adult records1644152412
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 222 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1985.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rossington, 27.6.1994 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04: There have been a number of inland records of this predominantly coastal moth in recent years.
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 5.6.2004 gen. det. (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 17.8.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: Although there is currently no record from VC62 records of this moth were numerous across the remaining vice-counties during 2006.

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