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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Feb-late Apr.

Forewing: M 12-14mm., F6.5-9mm.

Foodplant: Various deciduous trees.

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 recorded188519961885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records23762598
Number of individuals7621041732
Unique positions12611274
Unique locations979212
Adult records22062564
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 598 records from 212 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0663 Diurnea fagella 08
© Paul Harris
0663 Diurnea fagella 06
© Gillian Nash, Mar 2015
0663 Diurnea fagella 05
© Will Bown (March 2014)
0663 Diurnea fagella 03
© Jack Oughton
0663 Diurnea fagella 04
© Paul Harris
0663 Diurnea fagella 02
© Tom Morris
0663 Diurnea fagella 01
© Terry Box, 02 Apr 2004

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