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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Hemlock.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198819741998
Year last recorded201420122006
Number of records94513
Number of individuals129483
Unique positions15162
Unique locations17162
Adult records94473
Immature records040

For the county, we have a total of 148 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1974.


49.123 Aethes beatricella 05
© Andy Nunn
49.123 Aethes beatricella 04
© Ian Marshall, 16 Jul 2015
49.123 Aethes beatricella 03
© Ian Marshall, 4 Jul 2012
49.123 Aethes beatricella 02
© Ian Marshall, 6 Jul 2009
49.123 Aethes beatricella 01
© Ian Marshall, 6 Jul 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in 1974 since when it has proved to be locally abundant in the south of VC63. Recent records suggest that it may occur more widely in the County.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Askham Bar, reared 10.6.1998 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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