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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19931859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records68799610124
Number of individuals9528723726333
Unique positions264149339
Unique locations224148328
Adult records6877929923
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 368 records from 151 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0410 Argyresthia brockeella 04
© Andy Nunn
0410 Argyresthia brockeella 03 larval feeding signs
© Dave Shenton
0410 Argyresthia brockeella 02
© John Edwards
0410 Argyresthia brockeella 01
© Charlie Streets, July 15th 06.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and fairly common throughout all five vice-counties.

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