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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Goat Willow, Creeping Willow, Osier and Sallow.

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 recorded188520081885
Year last recorded200120082008
Number of records4110
Number of individuals114
Unique positions4110
Unique locations4110
Adult records000
Immature records114

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1232 Pammene populana 01
© David Foot

Species Account

Similar species: 1231 Pammene spiniana. Usually reported in larval stage, spinnings in buds and young shoots of willows spp.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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