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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Nov.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Beech and Sycamore.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2095829825164
Number of individuals2386653841767
Unique positions402341438
Unique locations392439428
Adult records2075729524763
Immature records00020

For the county, we have a total of 880 records from 152 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.069 Acleris sparsana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.069 Acleris sparsana 03 larva on Field Maple
© Derek Parkinson
49.069 Acleris sparsana 02
© Ian Marshall, 28 Aug 2008
49.069 Acleris sparsana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common throughout all five vice-counties.

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