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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Bog-myrtle and heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19042002188320101883
Year last recorded19042013201320141883
Number of records115621
Number of individuals070220
Unique positions112521
Unique locations110521
Adult records015420
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 25 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.020 Argyrotaenia ljungiana 01
© Derek Parkinson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Occurs on moorland and heaths in all five vice-counties and is often common, occasional wanderers are attracted to MV light well away from such habitat.

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