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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 12-13mm.

Foodplant: Field Bindweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2011
Year last recorded2011
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2011.


73.031 Four-spotted 02
© Phil Lee
73.031 Four-spotted 01
© Alan Miller

Species Account

Argus 63, 2011: A totally unexpected addition to the Yorkshire list. One flying by day. A national BAP species, declining and very local. The nearest modern records are in Lincolnshire though there is a record from a Durham hay field in 1994. Searches will take place in 2012 to see if we have a colony.
VC63. Armthorpe, 12.7.2011 (SRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

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