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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Willows and Sallows.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19631859188319902002
Year last recorded20122013201420142014
Number of records1213271915
Number of individuals13102472415
Unique positions9122092
Unique locations10122092
Adult records1110251915
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 86 records from 53 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.007 Agonopterix ocellana 04
© Terry Box
32.007 Agonopterix ocellana 03
© Andy Nunn
32.007 Agonopterix ocellana 02
© Dave Shenton
32.007 Agonopterix ocellana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 24 Mar 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded thinly but locally commonly in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 24.3.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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