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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation mid Mar-May.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.

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 recorded1960200719871960
Year last recorded2011200720112011
Number of records4941171024
Number of individuals6631201368
Unique positions12213252
Unique locations9714204
Adult records461117958
Immature records0000

For the region, we have a total of 1024 records from 204 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1960.


1747 Streamer 04
© Julian Francis
1747 Streamer 03
© Gillian Nash, 4 April 16
1747 Streamer 02
© Will Bown
1747 Streamer 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of southern Britain, but more local further north, the larva feeding on wild rose (Rosa canina). In Dorset, the moth is common in scrub and hedgerow habitat wherever wild rose is to be found. The distribution and frequency is much the same as for the Shoulder-stripe1746, but the Streamer is on the wing about a fortnight later, on average.

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