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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Aug.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Birds' nests, decaying matter in poultry houses.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records1428
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions918
Unique locations1020
Adult records918
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 28 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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© Tom Morris

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