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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Oak and Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904200518831883
Year last recorded1904201020142008
Number of records14346
Number of individuals061245
Unique positions14246
Unique locations14236
Adult records04241
Immature records0081

For the county, we have a total of 45 records from 34 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana 05
© Terry Box, 26 May 2017
49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana 04
© Dave Shenton
49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana 03 larva on Oak
© Derek Parkinson
49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana 02
© Derek Parkinson
49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 28 May 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed although rather local and seldom reported to be common. Unrecorded in VC65.

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