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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-10mm.

Foodplant: White Willow, Crack Willow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201218682013
Year last recorded201218682013
Number of records112
Number of individuals102
Unique positions112
Unique locations112
Adult records111
Immature records001

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.148 Apotomis lineana 02
© David Ashton, 30 Jul 2019
49.148 Apotomis lineana 01
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough (Wilkinson, 1868).

Argus 69, 2013: There are very few Yorkshire records of this moth.
VC63. Auckley Common, spinning on Salix alba, em. 1.7.2013 (SRS); Rossington, 1.8.2013 (RJH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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