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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 8.5-10mm.

Foodplant: Knapweeds and Saw-wort.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records3672
Number of individuals3060
Unique positions2244
Unique locations1632
Adult records2142
Immature records918

For the region, we have a total of 72 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0700 Agonopterix pallorella 02
© Debra Saunders
0700 Agonopterix pallorella 01
© Debra Saunders

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