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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: Mid Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Cowberry, Bilberry and other moorland plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1993188318831883
Year last recorded2014201420112014
Number of records811713
Number of individuals1053218
Unique positions710713
Unique locations47713
Adult records88312
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.033 Aphelia viburnana 02
© David & Paul Ashton, 11 Jul 2014
49.033 Aphelia viburnana 01
© Terry Box, 21 Jul 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A common species on heaths and moors in all five vice-counties.

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