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: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Oak and Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records633201361388134
Number of individuals8393175431089200
Unique positions8173876813
Unique locations7971836713
Adult records628197354373132
Immature records11101

For the county, we have a total of 1717 records from 313 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0658 Carcina quercana 06
© David Ashton, 4 July 2014
0658 Carcina quercana 05 larval spinnings on bramble
© Dave Shenton
0658 Carcina quercana 04 larval spinning and windowing
© Dave Shenton
0658 Carcina quercana 03
© Andy Nunn
0658 Carcina quercana 02
© Graham Feathestone
0658 Carcina quercana 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded throughout all five vice-counties and often common.

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