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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G adult, 3 larvae   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5.5-7mm.

Foodplant: Creeping Willow, and young Eared Willow, Grey Willow and Goat Willow.

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 recorded188920061889
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records21144
Number of individuals19140
Unique positions14130
Unique locations13128
Adult records18138
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 44 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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Species Account

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