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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two (or three) generations, May-Aug.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Various Clover spp., and Restharrow.

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 recorded18401840
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records510
Number of individuals714
Unique positions510
Unique locations48
Adult records00
Immature records36

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1840.


0299 Parectopa ononidis 01 mine on Red Clover
© Dave Shenton

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