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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319761883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records232276226
Number of individuals135121911564
Unique positions151448143
Unique locations131449133
Adult records221973215
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 149 records from 92 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0415 Argyresthia retinella 01
© Charlie Streets, July 2nd 09.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often very common among birch in all five vice-counties.

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