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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4-4.5mm.

Foodplant: Clover spp.

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 recorded187720021877
Year last recorded201020022010
Number of records38178
Number of individuals2221446
Unique positions29160
Unique locations24150
Adult records23148
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 78 records from 50 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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