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Species Account for Favonius quercus

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Favonius quercus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Purple Hairstreak
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Lycaenidae

Purple Hairstreak Copyright: Peter Furze

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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - County data

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Records: 3646
First Record: 1981
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 52
Pre-1992 hectads: 13
Total hectads: 52

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Purple Hairstreak
Purple Hairstreak

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 36 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3646 records with habitat detail and method information)

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