this species is considered critically endangered in UK and very few records exist globally.
Preliminary assessment: DD.
North America, Mexico, China, United Kingdom
very few recent records
Population Trend: Uncertain
on Pedicularis sp. (common plant genus in the Northern Hemisphere)
habitat destruction; fragmentation
there is little research on the population trends; the rust appears to persist in low frequency; studies on dispersal are wanting.
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