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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-May, and more in Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Apple and Pear.

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 recorded201020052010
Number of records543114
Number of individuals38382
Unique positions36378
Unique locations34374
Adult records512106
Immature records012

For the region, we have a total of 114 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


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