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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Juniper spp., Cypress spp..

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20121916188319892001
Year last recorded20122014200220132009
Number of records1111065
Number of individuals110575
Unique positions13751
Unique locations13751
Adult records111965
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 33 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0407 Argyresthia dilectella 01
© Charlie Streets, July 14th 2011.

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Meanwood, Leeds, 1989 det. HEB (GB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 15.7.2001, 4 & 21.7.2003 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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