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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Probably two generations, Apr-Jun and Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Goosefoot spp., and Orache.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded190418591893
Year last recorded190420142014
Number of records137013
Number of individuals0390434
Unique positions159
Unique locations159
Adult records13706
Immature records007

For the county, we have a total of 384 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0746 Chrysoesthia drurella 04
© Dave Shenton
0746 Chrysoesthia drurella 03
© Damian Money
0746 Chrysoesthia drurella 02
© Damian Money
0746 Chrysoesthia drurella 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Skipwith by CDA (Porritt, 1904).
VC62. Redcar (Stainton, 1859b);Scarborough, 'of rare occurrence' (Wilkinson, 1868); Malton Road, York, 2.7.1944 (AS coll.).
VC63. Doncaster, 1893 'abundant but local' (Corbett, 1893b); Old Rossington, 28.5, 10.6 and 20.6.1987 (RIH).

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