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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Leaf-litter and detritus.

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 recorded18711871
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records4386
Number of individuals3060
Unique positions3060
Unique locations2754
Adult records3264
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 86 records from 54 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1871.


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