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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded18911891
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1938
Number of individuals2652
Unique positions1530
Unique locations1530
Adult records1530
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 38 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0459 Ypsolopha sylvella 02
© Jack Oughton
0459 Ypsolopha sylvella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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