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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Aspen, Black Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188318831883
Year last recorded201219042011
Number of records835
Number of individuals903
Unique positions434
Unique locations433
Adult records603
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1123 Ancylis laetana 05
© Terry Box
1123 Ancylis laetana 04 reared ex larva
© Dave Shenton
1123 Ancylis laetana 03
© Terry Box, 23 May 2012
1123 Ancylis laetana 02
© Ian Marshall, 5 June 2011
1123 Ancylis laetana 01
© Terry Box, 20 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite regularly from a number of localities in vice-counties 62 to 64 in the second half on the nineteenth and the beginning of the present (20th) centuries, there has been no record from anywhere in the County since the early 1940s.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Bishop Wood, two 8.6.1966, 1.6.1968 (CCS).

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