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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Leaf-litter.

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 recorded183719991837
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records8113188
Number of individuals12713280
Unique positions536118
Unique locations525114
Adult records6412152
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 188 records from 114 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1837.


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