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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-May, hibernates over winter.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn and 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 recorded188520001885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records14410308
Number of individuals1219260
Unique positions645138
Unique locations564120
Adult records12410268
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 308 records from 120 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1054 Acleris cristana 09
© Julian Francis
1054 Acleris cristana 08
© Paul Harris
1054 Acleris cristana 07
© Paul Harris
1054 Acleris cristana 06
© Paul Harris
1054 Acleris cristana 05
© Gillian Nash, Mar 2015
1054 Acleris cristana 04
© Les Hill
1054 Acleris cristana 03
© Chris Manley, 5 Nov 2006
1054 Acleris cristana 02
© Chris Manley, 16 Apr 2006
1054 Acleris cristana 01
© Paul Harris

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