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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 case   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Jointed Rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh 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 recorded192920051929
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records592122
Number of individuals882180
Unique positions41286
Unique locations39180
Adult records502104
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 122 records from 80 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1929.


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