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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.

Forewing: 14-18mm.

Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291883184718831883
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records928427175497145
Number of individuals1335606159865176
Unique positions8160549624
Unique locations8262539724
Adult records911407152473140
Immature records20100

For the county, we have a total of 2172 records from 318 sites. First recorded in 1847.


70.066 Shoulder Stripe 04
© Andy Nunn
70.066 Shoulder Stripe 03
© Paul Kipling, 16 May 2012
70.066 Shoulder Stripe 02
© Dave Williamson
70.066 Shoulder Stripe 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are fairly thinly scattered across all five vice-counties, it is locally common in areas where wild rose is found. The early flight period of this moth (March and April) may mean it is under recorded.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in small numbers across the county in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Numbers are stable.

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