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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Apple and Blackthorn.

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 recorded18311831
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records1122
Number of individuals918
Unique positions714
Unique locations714
Adult records918
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1831.


0456 Ypsolopha horridella 02
© Jack Oughton
0456 Ypsolopha horridella 01
© Dave Shenton

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