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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-mid Sep.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Oak, Sweet Chestnut.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831992198419912000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records27498247219104
Number of individuals419228426452174
Unique positions5132633811
Unique locations5033623610
Adult records27498246216104
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 942 records from 191 sites. First recorded in 1983.


1260 Cydia splendana 05
© Tony Moverley 19th Aug 18
1260 Cydia splendana 04
© Terry Box, 15 Jul 2017
1260 Cydia splendana 03
© Dave Williamson
1260 Cydia splendana 02
© Andy Nunn
1260 Cydia splendana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, rather thinly except in VC63 where it is widespread and fairly common.

Beaumont, 2002: Now recorded commonly and widely in vice-counties 61 to 64 but there is still no record from vice-county 65.

Argus 47, pub. 2005:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 18.8.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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