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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug, hibernates to following Spring.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

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 recorded187120011871
Year last recorded201020072010
Number of records964200
Number of individuals1134234
Unique positions39486
Unique locations36378
Adult records834174
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 200 records from 78 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1871.


0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 06
© Will Bown, March 2017
0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 05
© Gillian Nash, March 2017
0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 04
© Richard Cottle
0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 03
© Dave Shenton
0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 02
© Will Bown
0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 01
© Tom Morris

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