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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug, Mar-Apr after hibernation.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn and hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63
Year first recorded200618832013
Year last recorded201418832013
Number of records911
Number of individuals901
Unique positions411
Unique locations411
Adult records911
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1054 Acleris cristana 01
© Barry Spence, 12 Apr 2009

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A single old record which is well to the north of the recorded range of this species in Britain and upon which some doubt must be cast.

Argus 52, 2006: There was previously only a single unconfirmed record from York made prior to 1883.
VC61. Spurn, 6.8.2006 (BRS). FIRST CONFIRMED COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013: All previous recent records have been from VC61.
VC63. Connisbrough, -.4.2013 (THa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
 

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