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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: Jul-early Sep.

Forewing: 4.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Gorse and Broom.

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 recorded188519991885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records528120
Number of individuals13111284
Unique positions34680
Unique locations34374
Adult records478110
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 120 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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