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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Apr-Jun, tiny second generation (?) Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Gorse and broom.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19791984188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420132012
Number of records1156561299
Number of individuals395114419882156
Unique positions384128195
Unique locations374026194
Adult records1156558288
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 279 records from 126 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.325 Cydia ulicetana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.325 Cydia ulicetana 03
© Terry Box
49.325 Cydia ulicetana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.325 Cydia ulicetana 01
© Charlie Streets, 5 Aug 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often abundant among gorse throughout all five vice-counties.

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