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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

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 records14494476
Number of individuals4793011560
Unique positions9924246
Unique locations8116194
Adult records12686424
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 476 records from 194 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0411 Argyresthia goedartella 03
© Jamie McMillan
0411 Argyresthia goedartella 02
© Debra Saunders
0411 Argyresthia goedartella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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