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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: Jul-Oct, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 4.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Wild Carrot, Rough Chervil, Cow Parsley and Upright Hedge-parsley.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records3162
Number of individuals2652
Unique positions1938
Unique locations2142
Adult records2448
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 62 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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