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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widely distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Nov, hibernates through to following Spring.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Thistles, Knapweeds and 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 recorded187720001877
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records23034528
Number of individuals21035490
Unique positions1059228
Unique locations868188
Adult records21534498
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 528 records from 188 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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