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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Ragwort and Chamomile.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188318831983
Year last recorded201418832004
Number of records5829
Number of individuals8209
Unique positions1023
Unique locations1123
Adult records5709
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 69 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© B R Spence, 11 Aug 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely in vice-counties 61 to 63, most frequently in the southern part of VC63 where it is sometimes fairly common.

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