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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Sheep's Sorrell.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records3060
Number of individuals1326
Unique positions2346
Unique locations2448
Adult records1734
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 60 records from 48 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0119 Opostega salaciella 02
© Jenny Seawright
0119 Opostega salaciella 01
© Tom Morris

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