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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed migrant.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 7.5-10mm.

Foodplant: Nuts of Oak, Hazel, Beech and Walnut, but not confirmed to have bred in Britain.

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 recorded199420011994
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12124290
Number of individuals1159272372
Unique positions30468
Unique locations28464
Adult records12124290
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 290 records from 64 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1994.


1262 Cydia amplana 04
© Paul Harris
1262 Cydia amplana 03
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
1262 Cydia amplana 02
© Martin Cade, 5 Aug 2012
1262 Cydia amplana 01
© Tom Morris

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