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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Sallow and Willow spp..

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 recorded187719981877
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records39792
Number of individuals4811118
Unique positions36582
Unique locations35580
Adult records31776
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 92 records from 80 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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© Jenny Seawright

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