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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Thistle.

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 recorded193319941933
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records6171061446
Number of individuals15671363406
Unique positions27525600
Unique locations20120442
Adult records6061041420
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1446 records from 442 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1933.


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© Julian Francis
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© Tom Morris

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