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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Cultivated rose, and various fruit-bearing bushes.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19482001199719922001
Year last recorded20142002201320092008
Number of records278743
Number of individuals449753
Unique positions91221
Unique locations91221
Adult records278743
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1948.


49.016 Archips rosana 02
© Damian Money
49.016 Archips rosana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 24 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) stated that this species was 'abundant everywhere', this does not seem to be the situation now as recent records are few. Available records are thinly spread in vice-counties 61 to 63 only, Porritt's comment suggests that rosana was more widely recorded at the beginning of the century.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 24.7.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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