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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Sep.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Ash.

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 recorded201020102010
Number of records11622276
Number of individuals13220304
Unique positions705150
Unique locations594126
Adult records10522254
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 276 records from 126 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0449 Prays fraxinella 03 f. rustica
© Jenny Seawright
0449 Prays fraxinella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0449 Prays fraxinella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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