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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

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

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Birch, Alder.

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 recorded188819991888
Year last recorded200319992003
Number of records7116
Number of individuals4110
Unique positions5112
Unique locations6114
Adult records102
Immature records216

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1888.


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Species Account

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