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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Sep.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19962000198719972003
Year last recorded20142013201420132003
Number of records2563261
Number of individuals48224151
Unique positions1262451
Unique locations952541
Adult records2563061
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 70 records from 44 sites. First recorded in 1987.


35.112 Anacampsis blattariella 05
© Terry Box
35.112 Anacampsis blattariella 04
© Andy Nunn
35.112 Anacampsis blattariella 03
© Terry Box, 14 Aug 2012
35.112 Anacampsis blattariella 02
© Ian Marshall, 28 Jun 2011
35.112 Anacampsis blattariella 01
© Charlie Streets, 12 Jul 2006

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was regarded as a form of A. populella (Clerck) in Porritt's time and is consequently under-recorded. There are presently records from vice-counties 62 to 64 where it is sometimes locally fairly common among birch.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, 3.9.1996 (HEB), 9.7.1997 (ASE); Wheldrake Wood, 16.7.1997; Allerthorpe Common, 17.8.1997 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Magdalen Wood, 6.8.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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