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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Round-leaved Sundew.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records3264
Number of individuals4998
Unique positions2550
Unique locations2652
Adult records1428
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 64 records from 52 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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