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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 10-13mm.

Foodplant: Germander Speedwell.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831859188318831883
Year last recorded20142013201420142014
Number of records9213274650
Number of individuals8661238085
Unique positions2610192913
Unique locations2510212911
Adult records9211244449
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 228 records from 96 sites. First recorded in 1859.


45.012 Stenoptilia pterodactyla 01
© Charles Fletcher, 6 Jul 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common throughout all five vice-counties.

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