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-Aug

Forewing: 18-22mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved woody plants. Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041958191318861880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2689124516522430381
Number of individuals4891212029416759718
Unique positions13915015821246
Unique locations14215016021643
Adult records2655119715662337374
Immature records32111

For the county, we have a total of 8397 records from 711 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.241 Scalloped Oak 06
© Nancy Stedman
70.241 Scalloped Oak 05
© Andy Nunn
70.241 Scalloped Oak 04
© Paul Kipling, 23 Jul 2010
70.241 Scalloped Oak 03
© Damian Money
70.241 Scalloped Oak 02
© Damian Money
70.241 Scalloped Oak 01
© Terry Box, 21 Jul 20

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A fairly ubiquitous species. The larvae feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs and it is fairly common throughout all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

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