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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19931859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records25013136026298
Number of individuals392607722729217
Unique positions58551136116
Unique locations51551055714
Adult records25012934725697
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 1101 records from 282 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0411 Argyresthia goedartella 02
© Dave Williamson
0411 Argyresthia goedartella 01
© Terry Box, 28 Aug 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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