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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very scarce recent adventive.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Several generations, May-Oct.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Azalea and Rhododendron.

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 recorded196719641964
Year last recorded200920102010
Number of records141150
Number of individuals81444
Unique positions11532
Unique locations10530
Adult records91038
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 50 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1964.


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© Tom Morris

Species Account

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