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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Dame's Violet.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319732000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3916414934
Number of individuals2314468855
Unique positions16515199
Unique locations15515198
Adult records3714374734
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 179 records from 62 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0465 Plutella porrectella 04
© Dave Shenton
0465 Plutella porrectella 03
© Derek Parkinson
0465 Plutella porrectella 02
© Ian Marshall, 14 May 2011
0465 Plutella porrectella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely and sometimes commonly in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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