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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Umbelliferous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded194918862013
Year last recorded201420092014
Number of records823
Number of individuals8114
Unique positions522
Unique locations622
Adult records723
Immature records100

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1886.


1370 Sitochroa palealis 03
© Dave Shenton
1370 Sitochroa palealis 02
© Barry Spence, 27 Jul 2006
1370 Sitochroa palealis 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local in coastal localities.

Argus 69, 2013: All previous county records, about ten in number, have been from coastal localities in vice-counties 61 and 62.
VC63. Owston, 26.7.2013 (MaP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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