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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Several generations, Apr-Sep (Nov elsewhere).

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20011943189519772001
Year last recorded20132013201420142013
Number of records128292313
Number of individuals128262615
Unique positions482193
Unique locations482193
Adult records128252213
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 85 records from 45 sites. First recorded in 1895.


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Species Account

Similar species: 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Although separated in 1972, specimens taken from the beginning of the present century have been found in collections. Much less frequent than C. alchimiella (Scopoli) most records coming from the south of the county.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 30.7.2001, 4.6.2002; Magdalen Wood, 6.8.2003, all det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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