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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 12-14mm.

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 recorded195519881955
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records709211460
Number of individuals943201926
Unique positions1437300
Unique locations1177248
Adult records596201232
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1460 records from 248 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.


1765 Barred Yellow 05
© Will Bown
1765 Barred Yellow 04
© Dave Foot
1765 Barred Yellow 03
© Mike Hetherington, 27 June 2012
1765 Barred Yellow 02
© Tom Morris
1765 Barred Yellow 01
© Terry Box, 12 Jul 2004

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, 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; it occurs at roughly the same density as the Shoulder-stripe1746. In the warm summer of 1995, several second brood moths were recorded at light traps: Gillingham, seven between 25 August 1995 and 30 September 1995 (G Hopkins), Lilliput, on 14 October 1995 (A Bromby). A further late individual: Swanage, on 1 September 1998 (R Cox).

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