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National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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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 recorded19951995
Year last recorded20032003
Number of records36
Number of individuals36
Unique positions36
Unique locations36
Adult records24
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.


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© Paul Harris

Species Account

Davey, P., 2020: Scarce Light Plume Crombrugghia laetus: A rare visitor to the south of Britain from the region of the western Mediterranean where its foodplants, hoary andryala Andryala integrifolia and Hieraceum lanatum grow. Neither plant species occurs in British Isles. In Dorset, up till 2010, there are just three records for this species. One of these was from the Isle of Portland; since then, a further seven individuals have been recorded on Portland, notably in 2019.

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