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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831930
Year last recorded19181930
Number of records111
Number of individuals00
Unique positions71
Unique locations71
Adult records111
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1656 Satin Lutestring 02
© Paul Kipling 3rd June 2012
1656 Satin Lutestring 01
© Dave Williamson 30th June 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are no recent records for this species. It was recorded several times from the Haw Park, near Wakefield (VC63) up to 1918 and, in an undated record, from Grassington (VC64) (YNU,1970). Garland (1979) also mentions several records from Sheffield around the turn of the century.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1930. This species is uncommon in mature birch woodland. Populations away from its strongholds in the south-east and in Wales tend to be very local. Although not seen for many years, it may still exist undetected in the west of VC64. There are recent records from Cumbria.

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