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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records1415292
Number of individuals2855580
Unique positions994206
Unique locations794166
Adult records1225254
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 292 records from 166 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


Agapeta zoegana brown form
© Julian Francis
0938 Agapeta zoegana 02
© Debra Saunders
0938 Agapeta zoegana 01
© Debra Saunders

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