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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded187119961871
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records5417142
Number of individuals10621254
Unique positions42696
Unique locations39690
Adult records4417122
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 142 records from 90 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1871.


1437 Acrobasis consociella 02
© Paul Harris
1437 Acrobasis consociella 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding gregariously in a mass of spun leaves of oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is marginally more widespread than Conobathra repandana1436 occupying open areas such as heathland containing scrubby oak and parkland, as well as old oak/birch woodland, and where it occurs it is locally common.

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