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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common but restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: Rushes spp.

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 recorded188519991885
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records12012264
Number of individuals640314513096
Unique positions926196
Unique locations806172
Adult records8212188
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 264 records from 172 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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© Tom Morris

Species Account

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