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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Rowan and Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19901859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records7050223617
Number of individuals9774274618
Unique positions172018273
Unique locations142017273
Adult records7048193416
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 195 records from 81 sites. First recorded in 1859.


20.019 Argyresthia conjugella 02
© Andy Nunn
20.019 Argyresthia conjugella 01
© John Edwards

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common throughout all five vice-counties, the melanic form aeraiella (Stainton) occurs frequently.

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