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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Heather.

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 recorded200820062008
Number of records8513196
Number of individuals38619810
Unique positions7111164
Unique locations468108
Adult records626136
Immature records126

For the region, we have a total of 196 records from 108 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0752 Aristotelia ericinella 02
© Paul Harris
0752 Aristotelia ericinella 01
© Jenny Seawright

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