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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Centaury, Yellow-wort and Gentian spp.

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:

 VC9Region
Year first recorded18841884
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records69138
Number of individuals88176
Unique positions4794
Unique locations4182
Adult records3672
Immature records1020

For the region, we have a total of 138 records from 82 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1884.
 

Photos


1507 Stenoptilia zophodactylus 03 larva
© Jenny Seawright
1507 Stenoptilia zophodactylus 02 on Centaurium erythraea
© Jenny Seawright
1507 Stenoptilia zophodactylus 01
© Chris Manley, 30 Sep 1998

Species Account


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