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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Oct, hibernating to Spring.

Forewing: 4.5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Bittersweet and occasionally Deadly Nightshade.

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 recorded18911891
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records3366
Number of individuals2448
Unique positions2550
Unique locations2448
Adult records1836
Immature records1020

For the region, we have a total of 66 records from 48 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0476 Acrolepia autumnitella 02 pupa and cocoon
© Dave Shenton
0476 Acrolepia autumnitella 01
© Tom Morris

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