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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-early Sep.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: 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 recorded188520001885
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records513108
Number of individuals42288
Unique positions38382
Unique locations34374
Adult records27258
Immature records15132

For the region, we have a total of 108 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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