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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Sallow and Willow spp..

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19951859188318831883
Year last recorded20132013201319971883
Number of records482361
Number of individuals461620
Unique positions481651
Unique locations481941
Adult records461750
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0412 Argyresthia pygmaeella 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common among sallow but unrecorded in VC61.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Hagg Wood, Dunnington, 2.7.1995 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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