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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: Said to be two generations, late May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Wild Thyme.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1885189419271883
Year last recorded1940189420112006
Number of records21232
Number of individuals200220
Unique positions21232
Unique locations21182
Adult records21232
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 28 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Dave Williamson 8th Aug 2008

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local but often common where it does occur.

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