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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: 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 recorded200820102008
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records3210
Number of individuals7218
Unique positions318
Unique locations318
Adult records228
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2008.


0281 Caloptilia populetorum 03
© Paul Harris
0281 Caloptilia populetorum 02
© Richard Cottle
0281 Caloptilia populetorum 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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