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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188318831958
Year last recorded2011201320142003
Number of records151372
Number of individuals46103971
Unique positions111072
Unique locations6632
Adult records141252
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 37 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1883.


35.050 Aristotelia ericinella 04
© David Ashton
35.050 Aristotelia ericinella 03
© Andy Nunn
35.050 Aristotelia ericinella 02
© Dave Williamson
35.050 Aristotelia ericinella 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Occurs fairly commonly wherever there is a good growth of heather, but unrecorded in VC65.

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