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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Oct-Nov, overwinters to Spring

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Heather and Erica heath.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19791883188319931883
Year last recorded20132014201420142014
Number of records733152316
Number of individuals7105632317
Unique positions72411174
Unique locations72510164
Adult records732132315
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 94 records from 62 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.082 Acleris hyemana 03
© David Ashton, 29 Sep 2017
49.082 Acleris hyemana 02
© John Edwards
49.082 Acleris hyemana 01
© Charlie Streets, 25 Mar 2005

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely and often commonly on moors and heaths but there is no record from VC64.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Bastow Wood, Grassington, 20.4.1993 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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