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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local vagrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Nuts of Oak, Hazel, Beech and Walnut

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19992012
Year last recorded20142012
Number of records42
Number of individuals42
Unique positions31
Unique locations31
Adult records42
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1999.


49.343 Cydia amplana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.343 Cydia amplana 03
© Barry Spence, 31 Jul 2008
49.343 Cydia amplana 01
© Ian Marshall, 1 Aug 2008

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002: A scarce migrant that has otherwise only been recorded from the south coast of England.
VC61. Spurn, 3.8.1999 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008: Following the first British record in 1990 this moth has become a fairly regular immigrant to the southern counties of England but seldom penetrates as far north as Yorkshire. There is only a single previous county record, from Spurn in 1999.
VC61. Spurn NNR., 31.7.2008 (BRS); South Landing (Flamborough), 1.8.2008 (IM).

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