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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jul.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses and herbaceous plants.

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 recorded193319991933
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12410268
Number of individuals21414456
Unique positions793164
Unique locations673140
Adult records11210244
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 268 records from 140 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1933.


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