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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-11.5mm.

Foodplant: Bird Cherry.

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 recorded197619991976
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records20219442
Number of individuals5921131410
Unique positions1076226
Unique locations896190
Adult records19818432
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 442 records from 190 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1976.


0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 03
© Gillian Nash, June 2014
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 02
© Martin Cade, 28 Jun 2009
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 01
© Tom Morris

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