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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Cherry 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 recorded188820021888
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records102366
Number of individuals52356
Unique positions9426
Unique locations9324
Adult records72360
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 66 records from 24 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1888.


0420 Argyresthia pruniella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0420 Argyresthia pruniella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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