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: May-Sep.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: A wide variety of herbaceous plants, including Great Willowherb, Meadowsweet, Nettles, Honeysuckle, and cultivated plants such as Cyclamen and Strawberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471873188319722001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records12497835625545
Number of individuals14819642675077
Unique positions5826454114
Unique locations6124414011
Adult records12457635025245
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 1983 records from 177 sites. First recorded in 1873.


49.037 Clepsis spectrana 04
© Dave Shenton
49.037 Clepsis spectrana 03
© Terry Box, 27 Jun 2012
49.037 Clepsis spectrana 02
© Alan Draper
49.037 Clepsis spectrana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common in all five vice-counties, the melanic f. liverana (Mansbridge) occurs occasionally in VC63.

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