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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: June and July and again from Autumn, when the adults hibernate.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Small-leaved willows.

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 recorded189019981890
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records18041442
Number of individuals14849394
Unique positions856182
Unique locations735156
Adult records16240404
Immature records5112

For the region, we have a total of 442 records from 156 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.


1053 Acleris hastiana 04
© Julian Francis
1053 Acleris hastiana 03
© Paul Harris
1053 Acleris hastiana 02
© Les Hill
1053 Acleris hastiana 01
© Tom Morris

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