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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Probably Aug, Mar-Apr after hibernation.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Dame's Violet and Rock-cress spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186818831883
Year last recorded186818831883
Number of records111
Number of individuals000
Unique positions111
Unique locations111
Adult records111
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1868.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough, on the moors (Wilkinson, 1868).
VC63. Huddersfield by PI (Porritt, 1883-86).
VC65. Richmond by JS (Porritt, 1883-86).

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