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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Ploughman's-spikenard, Common Fleabane.

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 recorded19011901
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records3774
Number of individuals1632
Unique positions3366
Unique locations3060
Adult records918
Immature records1836

For the region, we have a total of 74 records from 60 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1901.


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© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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