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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Dame's Violet.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records2254152
Number of individuals1360146
Unique positions14334
Unique locations13332
Adult records1654140
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 152 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0465 Plutella porrectella 02
© Paul Harris
0465 Plutella porrectella 01
© Jenny Seawright

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