Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Clovers and vetches.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291939194018861946
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2860559549824152
Number of individuals1257495310402037338
Unique positions16416217318943
Unique locations15415416019742
Adult records2812520518758143
Immature records30000

For the county, we have a total of 4944 records from 707 sites. First recorded in 1886.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and found in dry grassy areas in all five vice-counties. It can be very noticeable flying in daylight, always in areas of long grass and is also found at light.

2012 (CHF): The comments in Sutton and Beaumont still apply. Common and widespread.

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