Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Goat Willow, Grey Willow, sallows and poplars.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291953188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records11595347661279135
Number of individuals143967310602127258
Unique positions11412520916729
Unique locations11112120416624
Adult records11425157141240128
Immature records40304

For the county, we have a total of 3873 records from 626 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.278 Common Wave 03
© Nick Lawman
70.278 Common Wave 02
© Andy Nunn
70.278 Common Wave 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from damp areas overall five vice-counties, although rather locally in VC61 and apparently absent from the Wolds. Occasionally common but generally taken in smaller numbers than C.pusaria (Linnaeus).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county particularly in damp areas with sallows. No recent changes in numbers or distribution.

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