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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Aug and Oct-Nov

Forewing: 8-9.5mm.

Foodplant: Wide variety of vegetation, stored products and leaf litter.

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 recorded199519951995
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12087414
Number of individuals26896728
Unique positions8515200
Unique locations5414136
Adult records11886408
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 414 records from 136 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.


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