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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-10mm.

Foodplant: Elm and Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19952006
Year last recorded20102013
Number of records32
Number of individuals32
Unique positions22
Unique locations22
Adult records32
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1995.


49.206 Ancylis upupana 04
© Terry Box, 20 May 2020
49.206 Ancylis upupana 03 gen.det. HEB
© Terry Box, 1 June 2017
49.206 Ancylis upupana 02
© Dave Williamson
49.206 Ancylis upupana 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, 30.6.1995, 28.5.1997 (MRB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: The two previous Yorkshire records were both from a single locality in VC61 in 1995 and 1997.
VC63. Bawtry Forest, 3.6.2006 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): First recorded in Yorkshire at Skipwith Common (VC61) in 1995 with a further record there in 1997. Further occurrences at Bawtry Forest (VC63) in 2006 and North Cliffe Wood (VC61) in 2010 indicate that it resident in the south of the county.

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