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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widely distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Honeysuckle.

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 recorded188519951885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records17094528
Number of individuals168106548
Unique positions9212208
Unique locations8610192
Adult records15793500
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 528 records from 192 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0453 Ypsolopha dentella 02
© Gillian Nash, August 2016
0453 Ypsolopha dentella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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