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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188318831883
Year last recorded19862007201218831883
Number of records24511
Number of individuals02100
Unique positions24511
Unique locations24511
Adult records12100
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1859.


20.024 Argyresthia semitestacella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded from all five vice-counties and is often common.

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