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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20042011199820022009
Year last recorded20142012201420142014
Number of records642376
Number of individuals572386
Unique positions631261
Unique locations631261
Adult records642376
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 46 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1998.


49.083 Acleris ferrugana 03 larval spinning on Oak
© Dave Shenton
49.083 Acleris ferrugana 02 female gen.det.
© Graham Feathestone
49.083 Acleris ferrugana 01 female gen.det.
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are old records under this name from vice-counties 62 to 65 but these could equally refer to A. notana (Donovan) which was not distinguished at that time. There is presently no confirmed Yorkshire record.

Beaumont, 2002: In 1989 records under this name were regarded as unconfirmed, particularly as many were recorded as 'among birches'. This moth is reinstated to the Yorkshire list following recent records.
VC63. Potteric Carr, 18.10.1998 (RJH); Wintersett Country Park, 19.2.1995, 25.3.1999, 7.10.2000 det. HEB (PSm, PM et al.); Elland, 18 & 25.11.2000 det. I. Kimber (PT). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Roecliffe, 16.3.2004 det. HEB (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 21.2.2009 gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011: This oak feeding moth can only be reliably distinguished from the birch feeding A. notana (Donovan) by dissection. In recent years it has proved to be quite widespread and is now recorded from all five vice-counties.
VC62. Clay Bank, 13.10.2011 gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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