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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: Wild Privet and Sea Buckthorn.

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 recorded188919951889
Year last recorded200919952009
Number of records22146
Number of individuals1171236
Unique positions20142
Unique locations16134
Adult records17034
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0151 Adela croesella 02
© Jack Oughton
0151 Adela croesella 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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