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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19941859188319041883
Year last recorded20142014201120071883
Number of records76861
Number of individuals64460
Unique positions65641
Unique locations65641
Adult records74450
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 28 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1859.


39.003 Spuleria flavicaput 01
© Paul Holmes

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded, usually in small numbers, throughout vice-counties 62 to 65.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Elstronwick, May 1994 det. HEB (WRD); Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 31.5.2001 det. HEB (EDC); Skipwith Common, 3.7.2001 (MRB); Spurn, 30.5.2004 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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