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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-early Aug.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Burdock.

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 recorded187219671872
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records11927292
Number of individuals27127596
Unique positions783162
Unique locations673140
Adult records10626264
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 292 records from 140 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1872.


0946 Aethes rubigana 02
© Julian Francis
0946 Aethes rubigana 01
© Tom Morris

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