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Small Dotted Buff
Photedes minima

(Haworth, 1809) 2345 / 73.147
Photo © Alan Draper,  SE361509Spofforth, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed and sometimes locally common in suitable damp habitats.

2012 (CHF): Still widespread all over the county but numbers have decreased recently and it is quite uncommon in much of VC63 where it is rather local. It can be locally common in damp grassland, eg 113 at Foxglove Covert, Catterick on 22.6.2007.

Recorded in 160 (80%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Tufted Hair-grass
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2022165NZ01 - Barnard Castle
18/08/2022164SD64 - Chipping
13/08/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
10/08/2022163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
09/08/2022165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
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