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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Cherry spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19941859188319752000
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records11528876514
Number of individuals569301208619
Unique positions231325195
Unique locations231326185
Adult records11525846214
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 309 records from 85 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0420 Argyresthia pruniella 04
© Andy Nunn
0420 Argyresthia pruniella 03
© Andy Nunn
0420 Argyresthia pruniella 02
© Derek Parkinson
0420 Argyresthia pruniella 01
© Charles Fletcher 22 Jun 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often abundant among cherry in vice-counties 62 and 63, also recorded in VC64 but surprisingly not from vice-counties 61 or 65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Cottingham, 28.6.1994 det. HEB (PAC); South Cave, 10.7.1994 det. HEB (DBC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 23.6.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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