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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Thought to be mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491997
Year last recorded20142014
Number of records4412
Number of individuals4217
Unique positions148
Unique locations168
Adult records4412
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 56 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1949.


63.112 Platytes alpinella 04
© Damian Money
63.112 Platytes alpinella 03
© Barry Spence, 12 Aug 2004
63.112 Platytes alpinella 02
© Ian Marshall, 13 Aug 2009
63.112 Platytes alpinella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rossington, four 2-8.8.1997 (RIH); West Malton, 1.8.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: Scarce, with most records from the coast, although there have been a number of inland records during the past decade.


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