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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul., and Sep, overwinters elsewhere.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Crab Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2003200720072005
Year last recorded2013200820142007
Number of records133203
Number of individuals153783
Unique positions102173
Unique locations92173
Adult records12333
Immature records10170

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 2003.


48.007 Choreutis pariana 03
© David Ashton, 7 Oct 2013
48.007 Choreutis pariana 02
© Andy Nunn
48.007 Choreutis pariana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 8 Oct 2005

Species Account

Argus 50, 2005:There is only a single previous county record, from VC61 in 2003.
VC64. Kingstonia, Ripon, 7.10.2005 (D&DB); Sharow, 26.10.2005 det. JCW (B. Latty). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 54, 2007: First recorded in Yorkshire in 2003, there have now been scattered records in vice-counties 61-64.
VC62. Stanley Houses, Stokesley, 2.7.2007 (Pwa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rawmarsh, 13.6.2007 (ML). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): This moth has a wide distribution in Britain but is always very local. It appears to have become more frequent in recent years, bringing the first Yorkshire record at Bishop Burton (VC61) in 2003. Further records followed at Rawmarsh (VC63) in 2007 and Stokesley (VC62) in 2007. It remains local and uncommon but should be looked for among apple trees elsewhere.

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