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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Apr-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Lesser Stitchwort, Common Chickweed, Common Mouse-ear and Water Chickweed.

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 recorded192919951929
Year last recorded200920022009
Number of records29364
Number of individuals30366
Unique positions22248
Unique locations20142
Adult records21246
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 64 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1929.


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