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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Bell Heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041868188319971921
Year last recorded19982011188320101921
Number of records37241
Number of individuals15020
Unique positions35241
Unique locations35231
Adult records37241
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 17 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.201 Ancylis unguicella 02
© Damian Money
49.201 Ancylis unguicella 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common on moors and heaths.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Malham Tarn, many 13-20.7.1997 (MRY). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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