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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Ribwort Plantain.

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 recorded188520051885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1175244
Number of individuals2356482
Unique positions684144
Unique locations544116
Adult records935196
Immature records10020

For the region, we have a total of 244 records from 116 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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© Tom Morris

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