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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: None

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, late Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Privet and Lilac.

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 recorded198319991983
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1279272
Number of individuals13215294
Unique positions816174
Unique locations655140
Adult records885186
Immature records27258

For the region, we have a total of 272 records from 140 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.


0293 Gracillaria syringella 06
© Paul Harris
0293 Gracillaria syringella 05
© Paul Harris
0293 Caloptilia syringella 04
© Will Bown, March 2017
0293 Caloptilia syringella 03
© Will Bown
0293 Caloptilia syringella 02
© Mike Hetherington, 30.7.13
0293 Caloptilia syringella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0280 Caloptilia cuculipennella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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