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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319762002
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records80632276613
Number of individuals16430247322921
Unique positions253686298
Unique locations233483258
Adult records78622216613
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 449 records from 173 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.150 Apotomis betuletana 04
© Terry Box, 7 Jul 2017
49.150 Apotomis betuletana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.150 Apotomis betuletana 02
© Damian Money
49.150 Apotomis betuletana 01
© Ian Marshall, 9 July 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common in vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

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