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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Spindle.

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 recorded186820041868
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records643134
Number of individuals1333272
Unique positions38382
Unique locations29364
Adult records583122
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 134 records from 64 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1868.


0430 Yponomeuta plumbella 03
© Julian Francis
0430 Yponomeuta plumbella 02 larva ex mine on Spindle
© Dave Shenton
0430 Yponomeuta plumbella 01 bred ex larva
© Dave Shenton

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