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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Cypress and Juniper spp..

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 recorded20102010
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records24
Number of individuals00
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records24
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2010.


0409b Argyresthia cupressella 02
© Gillian Nash, 9 June 2018
0409b Argyresthia cupressella 01
© Jack Oughton

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