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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: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn and Rowan.

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 recorded188920091889
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records26460
Number of individuals22452
Unique positions18138
Unique locations17136
Adult records20448
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 60 records from 36 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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Species Account

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