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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: June onwards through autumn, overwintering to following Spring.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

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 recorded187720001877
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records8022204
Number of individuals8523216
Unique positions616134
Unique locations575124
Adult records7021182
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 204 records from 124 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


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© Martin Cade, 12 Jul 2011
0461 Ypsolopha ustella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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