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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.

Forewing: 16-21mm.

Foodplant: Downy and Silver Birch, Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831991
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records27417827034241
Number of individuals23114327939544
Unique positions65691139813
Unique locations636711310010
Adult records26415824332241
Immature records17310

For the county, we have a total of 1105 records from 353 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.040 Miller 05
© Terry Box
73.040 Miller 04
© Nancy Stedman, 2015
73.040 Miller 03
© Andy Nunn
73.040 Miller 02
© Ian Andrews
73.040 Miller 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Apparently fairly local in Yorkshire, but recorded over a wider range than formerly.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 7.7.1991 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Recorded in small numbers all across the county. Numbers and range seem stable and unchanged since 1989.

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