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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid-Apr-Jul.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Oxtongue and Hawkweed.

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 recorded187719671877
Year last recorded201019672010
Number of records631128
Number of individuals44088
Unique positions551112
Unique locations42186
Adult records20040
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 128 records from 86 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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