Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291930184618861940
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records262693417762783518
Number of individuals614619734912113941908
Unique positions15515823224940
Unique locations15015723225640
Adult records259489416822661507
Immature records82341

For the county, we have a total of 8637 records from 835 sites. First recorded in 1846.


73.216 Dun-bar 06
© Terry Box, 20 Aug 2020
73.216 Dun-bar 05
© Nick Lawman
73.216 Dun-bar 04
© Paul Holmes, 7 Jul 2007
73.216 Dun-bar 02
© Andy Nunn
73.216 Dun-bar 03 larva
© Derek Parkinson
73.216 Dun-bar 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and often common but always most numerous in well wooded localities. There is some evidence of an increase in the numbers of this species over the last decade.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and numbers can be large in woodland eg 103 at Elland on 31.7.2002.

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