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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB1

Local Status: Very rare resident, or possible rare migrant/wanderer

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Hornbeam and Hazel.

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 recorded20082008
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2008.


1410 Agrotera nemoralis 03
© Jack Oughton
1410 Agrotera nemoralis 02
© Chris Thain, 1 June 2016
1410 Agrotera nemoralis 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A rare and decreasing species, restricted to deciduous woods in south-east England containing hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on just one occasion coincident with a south-easterly airflow; northern France is a likely source for this example: West Bexington, at MV light on 24 June 2008 (R Eden).

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