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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and restricted coastal resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Sea Club-rush.

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 recorded188919981889
Year last recorded201020052010
Number of records15540
Number of individuals191058
Unique positions9426
Unique locations9426
Adult records9528
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 40 records from 26 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


1112 Bactra robustana 02
© Debra Saunders
1112 Bactra robustana 01
© Tom Morris

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