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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Glasswort, an inhabitant of salt-marshes.

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 recorded189620051896
Year last recorded200620052006
Number of records24150
Number of individuals801162
Unique positions13128
Unique locations13128
Adult records20142
Immature records306

For the region, we have a total of 50 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1896.


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