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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded189020011890
Year last recorded201020022010
Number of records12534
Number of individuals7524
Unique positions11124
Unique locations11124
Adult records8526
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 34 records from 24 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.


0458 Ypsolopha alpella 02
© Jack Oughton
0458 Ypsolopha alpella 01
© Paul Harris

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