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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 9-10mm.

Foodplant: Oak, Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19941883188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201220142014
Number of records1059712
Number of individuals9313612
Unique positions95863
Unique locations75863
Adult records1059712
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 43 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.007 Cryptoblabes bistriga 04 larva ex spinning on Oak
© Dave Shenton
62.007 Cryptoblabes bistriga 03
© Andy Nunn
62.007 Cryptoblabes bistriga 02
© Ian Marshall, 16 July 2014
62.007 Cryptoblabes bistriga 01
© Charles Fletcher, 8 Jun 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local and not recorded in recent years.

Beaumont, 2002: There have been a few widely scattered records since 1989 but the moth remains very local.
VC61. South Cave, 8.7.1994 det. HEB (DBC); Thornton Ellers, 12.7.1997 det. HEB (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 7.7.2001, 8.6.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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