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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: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12-14mm.

Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18061883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1285548359977175
Number of individuals16476223891531256
Unique positions10311710015834
Unique locations10711610016232
Adult records1265520322944170
Immature records20000

For the county, we have a total of 3344 records from 517 sites. First recorded in 1806.


70.085 Barred Yellow 04
© Andy Nunn
70.085 Barred Yellow 03
© Dave Shenton
70.085 Barred Yellow 02
© Andy Nunn
70.085 Barred Yellow 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and frequently recorded throughout all five vice-counties, mainly on commons and in woodlands where wild rose flourishes. However it is notably scarce at Skipwith Common (VC61), an apparently suitable site. The larvae feed at night, often hiding during the day in curled leaves (AMRH pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Still widespread but numbers have declined in the last few years.

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