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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

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 recorded187720061877
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records35274
Number of individuals39282
Unique positions24252
Unique locations20244
Adult records30264
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 74 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


0422 Argyresthia albistria 02
© Paul Harris
0422 Argyresthia albistria 01
© Dave Shenton

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