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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-Jul, overwinters through to following Spring.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: Allium spp., such as Leek, Onion and Chives.

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 recorded198720101987
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records574122
Number of individuals464100
Unique positions17238
Unique locations14232
Adult records564120
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 122 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.


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