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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Honeysuckle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319762002
Year last recorded20142012201420142014
Number of records111216175
Number of individuals121914205
Unique positions10108113
Unique locations998103
Adult records101114155
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 61 records from 39 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0762 Athrips mouffetella 02
© Ian Marshall, 26 July 2013
0762 Athrips mouffetella 01
© Terry Box, 10 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are records from vice-counties 61 to 64 but they are very sparse except from the Rotherham and Doncaster districts of VC63 where moths have been recorded regularly in small numbers since 1979.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 2.7.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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