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Distribution


 
 

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: Mid May-Jun.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry.

Regional breakdown:

 VC62VC63VC64
Year first recorded188318831883
Year last recorded201320032011
Number of records947
Number of individuals32229
Unique positions837
Unique locations737
Adult records816
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1162 Rhopobota myrtillana 01
© Derek Parkinson

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from a number of moorland localities in vice-counties 62 to 64 but is seldom reported to be common.
 

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