No post Victorian records.
Hedgerows or sunny woodland edges with abundant Barberry.
It is now believed to be limited to a few small sites, mainly in Wiltshire, with colonies also in Gloucestershire, Dorset and introduced colonies elsewhere. A colony has also recently been discovered in Oxfordshire.
Priority Species in UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).
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Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 1899.