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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

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 recorded188519981885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records683142
Number of individuals583122
Unique positions45294
Unique locations39282
Adult records603126
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 142 records from 82 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0905 Blastodacna hellerella 02
© Debra Saunders
0905 Blastodacna hellerella 01
© Tom Morris

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