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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6.5-9mm.

Foodplant: Ribbed Melilot, Tall Melilot.

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 recorded19871987
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records4590
Number of individuals2856
Unique positions2856
Unique locations2754
Adult records4080
Immature records36

For the region, we have a total of 90 records from 54 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.


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© Debra Saunders

Species Account

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