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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun

Forewing: 5.5-7mm.

Foodplant: Goat willow, grey willow.

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 recorded18391839
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1530
Number of individuals1734
Unique positions1530
Unique locations1530
Adult records12
Immature records918

For the region, we have a total of 30 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1839.


1256 Cydia servillana 02
© David Foot
1256 Cydia servillana 01
© David Foot
1256 Cydia servillana 03
© David Foot

Species Account

Most often recorded at larval stage, a slender gall in willow.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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