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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Fairly common but thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Recorded all months, overlapping generations, May-Nov.

Forewing: 5.5-8mm.

Foodplant: Tree-mallow.

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 recorded196119991961
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records2684544
Number of individuals2544516
Unique positions31368
Unique locations24354
Adult records2644536
Immature records306

For the region, we have a total of 544 records from 54 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1961.


1157 Crocidosema plebejana 02
© Debra Saunders
1157 Crocidosema plebejana 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

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