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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare coastal resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun and Jul-early Sep.

Forewing: 4.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Sea Beet.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records1632
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions1326
Unique locations1224
Adult records918
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 24 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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