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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow, and possibly Tansy.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded182920021829
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records672138
Number of individuals1942392
Unique positions522108
Unique locations47298
Adult records512106
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 138 records from 98 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1829.


1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 02
© Jamie McMillan
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 01
© Tom Morris

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