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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19912005190719762001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1791126222273
Number of individuals33214420519171
Unique positions36543279
Unique locations37542287
Adult records1791126221873
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 747 records from 119 sites. First recorded in 1907.


49.215 Ancylis achatana 05
© Terry Box, 16 Jul 2019
49.125 Ancylis achatana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.125 Ancylis achatana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.125 Ancylis achatana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 16 Jul 2002
49.125 Ancylis achatana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 20 Aug 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A specimen from Strines, Sheffield, 2.8.1907 (LSB coll.) was the only Yorkshire record until 1975 when a few moths were attracted to MV light at West Melton (Beaumont, 1978b). Since then it has proved to be quite widespread and fairly common in the southern half of VC63 and is showing signs of extending its range with records from elsewhere in the vice-county and more recently from VC64 as far north as Harrogate and from VC62 at York.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 20.7.2001, annually since; High Batts NR., 11.7.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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