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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple and Sycamore.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831883188318831980
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records868121373389156
Number of individuals1450166541735309
Unique positions7638795918
Unique locations7638795517
Adult records867120366366156
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 1907 records from 265 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1036 Acleris forsskaleana 05
© Andy Nunn
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 04
© Andy Nunn
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 03
© Terry Box, 4 Aug 2012
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 02
© Paul Kipling 17th July 2009
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 01
© Dave Williamson 4th July 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A moth which has become much more frequent since Porritt's time, it is now widespread and fairly common among sycamore in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Baldersby St. James, August 1980 det. HEB (TAP).; Hutton Conyers, three 3.8.2000, 7.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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