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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-Aug.

Forewing: 9-10mm.

Foodplant: Apple, Hawthorn.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1178250
Number of individuals1289274
Unique positions545118
Unique locations485106
Adult records1078230
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 250 records from 106 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 06
© Paul Harris
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 05
© Gillian Nash, July 2017
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 04 cocoon
© Dave Shenton
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 03 larva on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 02
© Martin Cade,
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 01
© Tom Morris

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