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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Oct.

Forewing: 4.5mm.

Foodplant: Phragmites.

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 recorded199620041996
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records6114
Number of individuals32064
Unique positions5112
Unique locations6114
Adult records408
Immature records216

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1996.


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Species Account

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