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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 19-22mm.

Foodplant: Barberry.

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 recorded19891989
Year last recorded19891989
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1989.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England and Wales, the larva feeding on barberry (Berberis vulgaris) and cultivated barberry (Berberis spp.). In Dorset, the few records of this species that exist fall within the period August to October, too late for the spring-flying Scarce Tissue, but coincident with the pre-hibernation flight period of the Tissue1790. In the absence of voucher specimens, all records have been incorporated within the account of the Tissue. This leaves the following old record: Christchurch, (Fassnidge).

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