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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Glaucous Sedge.

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 recorded18771877
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records2958
Number of individuals2856
Unique positions2346
Unique locations2142
Adult records714
Immature records36

For the region, we have a total of 58 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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