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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: Late Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 8.5-10.5mm.

Foodplant: Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed.

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 recorded18651865
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records2754
Number of individuals1938
Unique positions2448
Unique locations2244
Adult records1632
Immature records510

For the region, we have a total of 54 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1865.


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