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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow, and possibly Tansy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18771997188319042011
Year last recorded20142014201320142014
Number of records221318286
Number of individuals151015307
Unique positions14914224
Unique locations151014224
Adult records201316256
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 87 records from 65 sites. First recorded in 1877.


1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 03
© Andy Nunn
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 02
© Damian Money
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and usually fairly common, recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC65. Marne Barracks, 15.7.2011 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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