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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Aug and Oct-Nov, overwinters to Spring.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1993199819861992
Year last recorded2014200220142014
Number of records2244815
Number of individuals6205930
Unique positions942011
Unique locations942012
Adult records2144815
Immature records1000

For the county, we have a total of 89 records from 45 sites. First recorded in 1986.


49.084 Acleris notana 01
© Dave Williamson (gen.det.)

Species Account

Similar species: 1044 Acleris ferrugana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Because of confusion with A. ferrugana (Denis and Schiffermuller) confirmed records are few. It has recently been recorded quite widely among birch in VC63 and there are also confirmed records from vice-counties 61, 62 and 64.

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