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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow and knapweeds.

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 recorded198920011989
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records19752
Number of individuals181056
Unique positions13434
Unique locations13434
Adult records19752
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 52 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1989.


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© Debra Saunders
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© Tom Morris

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