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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Oak and Hazel.

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 recorded188520011885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records10112226
Number of individuals33313692
Unique positions745158
Unique locations653136
Adult records8912202
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 226 records from 136 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0460 Ypsolopha parenthesella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0460 Ypsolopha parenthesella 01
© Tom Morris

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