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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug, Mar-May after hibernation.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: 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 recorded187720051877
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records1592322
Number of individuals2302464
Unique positions862176
Unique locations702144
Adult records1372278
Immature records9018

For the region, we have a total of 322 records from 144 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


0472 Digitivalva pulicariae 04
© Paul Harris
0472 Digitivalva pulicariae 03
© Debra Saunders
0472 Digitivalva pulicariae 02
© Jenny Seawright
0472 Digitivalva pulicariae 01
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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