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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

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 recorded188519931885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records13861398
Number of individuals635851440
Unique positions10624260
Unique locations7814184
Adult records13158378
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 398 records from 184 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0410 Argyresthia brockeella 02
© Paul Harris
0410 Argyresthia brockeella 01
© Tom Morris

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