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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Silver Birch, Downy Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1984188318831883
Year last recorded2014201320142014
Number of records27416532
Number of individuals49819756
Unique positions16254018
Unique locations14253814
Adult records27396231
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 165 records from 91 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.149 Apotomis turbidana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.149 Apotomia turbidana 01
© Terry Box, 7 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common in birch woodland but not recorded from VC65.

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