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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-early May.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Hazel, Silver and Downy 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 recorded188519951885
Year last recorded200820102010
Number of records23556
Number of individuals28715604
Unique positions22452
Unique locations20448
Adult records13434
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 48 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0129 Incurvaria pectinea 01 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0130 Incurvaria masculella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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