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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare resident or migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 18-21mm.

Foodplant: Sallows, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, birches and other plants.

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 recorded199519871987
Year last recorded199519881995
Number of records126
Number of individuals126
Unique positions114
Unique locations114
Adult records126
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species in Britain and largely absent from the south-west, the larva feeding on the buds of various deciduous tree species following hibernation in woodland, parkland, fens and marshes. In Dorset, the moth has been seen only a handful of times and none of the most recent dates coincide with airflows from abroad. Whether its status in the county is that of a rare resident at very low density, a transitory resident, or an immigrant from within the UK, is unclear. The species is found across much of central and northern Europe: Glanvilles Wootton, on 30 June 1851 (J Dale), Winfrith, (Dr F Haines), Weymouth, at MV light on 17 July 1995 (Dr P Sterling), Matchams, at MV light on 16 July 1987 and 30 June 1988 (G Le Pard).

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