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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and restricted distribution, resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Jul.

Forewing: M 9-10mm., F 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine, White Spruce, Silver Fir and junipers.

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 recorded200019981998
Year last recorded200720062007
Number of records8526
Number of individuals15438
Unique positions4212
Unique locations6216
Adult records8526
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 26 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1998.


0976 Archips oporana 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0976 Archips oporana 01
© Martin Cade, 7 Aug 2006

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