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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-8.5mm.

Foodplant: Wild Thyme and various grasses.

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 recorded18741874
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records2244
Number of individuals2244
Unique positions1836
Unique locations1632
Adult records1020
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 44 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1874.


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