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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Hogweed.

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 recorded18141814
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records3774
Number of individuals3468
Unique positions2448
Unique locations2550
Adult records2754
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 74 records from 50 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1814.


1272 Pammene aurana 03
© Jamie McMillan
1272 Pammene aurana 02
© Julian Francis
1272 Pammene aurana 01
© Andrew Kirby

Species Account

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