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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Tansy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1991185918762012
Year last recorded2010201220132014
Number of records3374
Number of individuals2884
Unique positions3362
Unique locations3362
Adult records3064
Immature records0100

For the county, we have a total of 17 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1859.


1503 Platyptilia ochrodactyla 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are confined to vice-counties 62 and 63 where it is locally common among tansy, probably overlooked elsewhere.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Fulford Ings, York, 14.8.1991 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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