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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Oak spp., acer spp.

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 recorded188520021885
Year last recorded200820022008
Number of records30162
Number of individuals5750214
Unique positions27156
Unique locations25152
Adult records11124
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 62 records from 52 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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© Chris Manley

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male.

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