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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug, and Autumn onwards, hibernating to Spring.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

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:

Year first recorded18861886
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1428
Number of individuals612
Unique positions612
Unique locations714
Adult records510
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 28 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1886.


1052 Acleris umbrana 06
© Paul Harris
1052 Acleris umbrana 05
© Paul Harris
1052 Acleris umbrana 04
© Paul Harris
1052 Acleris umbrana 03 (scale tufts)
© Paul Harris
1052 Acleris umbrana 02
© Paul Harris
1052 Acleris umbrana 01
© Les Hill

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