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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Gorse.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19962009198419752011
Year last recorded20142014201420142011
Number of records3517108251
Number of individuals5717147641
Unique positions24717111
Unique locations21617111
Adult records3517107241
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 492 records from 56 sites. First recorded in 1975.


35.028 Brachmia blandella 04
© Terry Box, 12 Jul 2020
35.028 Brachmia blandella 03
© Andy Nunn
35.028 Brachmia blandella 02
© Terry Box, 10 Aug 2012
35.028 Brachmia blandella 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 Jul 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, sparsely except in VC63 where it is quite frequent, especially in the Rotherham and Doncaster districts.

Argus 63, pub. 2012: Although common and widespread in the southern half of the county records are scarce in the more northerly part, this species is not recorded north of Yorkshire.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 14.7.2011 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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