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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 17-20mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291930184618861975
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records20929805471404605
Number of individuals3737184465433101305
Unique positions1046610612722
Unique locations1046810612922
Adult records20709535021327602
Immature records11420

For the county, we have a total of 5628 records from 429 sites. First recorded in 1846.


73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 06 with f. capucina (left)
© Terry Box, 8 Oct 2010
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 05
© Derek Parkinson
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 04
© Andy Nunn
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 03
© Paul Kipling, 2 Oct 2009
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 02 f. capucina
© Alan Draper
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and often common in all five vice-counties. Both typical and melanic forms (ab. capucina (Milliere)) are frequent.

2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. About 20% of moths are of the melanic form ab. capucina. This form is confined to Britain.

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