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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: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Sallow, Poplar and Birch.

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 recorded188519991885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records9624240
Number of individuals11426280
Unique positions635136
Unique locations615132
Adult records8124210
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 240 records from 132 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1062 Acleris emargana 03
© Julian Francis
1062 Acleris emargana 02
© Martin Cade, 4 Aug 2009
1062  Acleris emargana 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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