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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 17-22mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831857188318831883
Year last recorded20122009195818831883
Number of records4210631
Number of individuals369100
Unique positions217631
Unique locations217631
Adult records429631
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 62 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1857.
 

Photos


2252 Large Ranunculus 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 Sep 2009

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now even more local than formerly (YNU, 1970) and almost entirely restricted to the coast.

2012 (CHF): In Porritt's day this species was much more common in Yorkshire and he described it as widely distributed and common in 1883. By the time of Rutherford's list in 1970 it had declined considerably. It is now a rare moth in the county; the main British Population being south of a line from the Wash to the Bristol Channel and in south Wales. Yorkshire records are now virtually all coastal as far north as Scarborough and we have small numbers of recent records from several different sites although none were reported in 2011.
 

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