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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: May-Jun

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry and bog myrtle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2002188319041883
Year last recorded2014201320121883
Number of records15771
Number of individuals40230
Unique positions11651
Unique locations9651
Adult records15460
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 21 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.035 Clepsis senecionana 01
© Charlie Streets, 4 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally fairly common in vice-counties 62 to 65, most frequent in moorland localities but also occurs in some lowland woods. Unrecorded in VC61.

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