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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Buckthorn, and Alder 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 recorded18921892
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2346
Number of individuals3876
Unique positions2040
Unique locations1428
Adult records1836
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1892.


1129 Ancylis apicella 02
© David Foot
1129 Ancylis apicella 01
© Tom Morris

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