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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn and Rowan.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201320142014
Number of records10613131617
Number of individuals1378122717
Unique positions19119146
Unique locations181010146
Adult records10510101416
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 165 records from 58 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0419 Argyresthis semifusca 02
© Terry Box, 30 Aug 2015
0419 Argyresthia semifusca 01
© Charlie Streets. Aug.31st 06.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but rather sparsely except for vice-counties 62 and 63 where it is fairly common.

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