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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-mid May

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1122
Number of individuals714
Unique positions1020
Unique locations1020
Adult records36
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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Species Account

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