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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Cowberry, Bilberry and other moorland plants.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2652
Number of individuals1122
Unique positions1938
Unique locations2244
Adult records1122
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 52 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0988 Aphelia viburnana 02 adult ex pupa
© Jenny Seawright
0988 Aphelia viburnana 01 pupa on Myrica gale
© Jenny Seawright

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