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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: Mar-early May.

Forewing: 8-14mm.

Foodplant: Various deciduous trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19841998190419732000
Year last recorded20142014201520152015
Number of records25717031717563
Number of individuals782530118241692
Unique positions6061954810
Unique locations556185489
Adult records25517030816660
Immature records10700

For the county, we have a total of 982 records from 258 sites. First recorded in 1904.


29.001 Diurnea fagella 05
© Nick Lawman
29.001 Diurnea fagella 04 female
© Andy Nunn
29.001 Diurnea fagella 03
© Andy Nunn
29.001 Diurnea fagella 02 female
© Ian Andrews
29.001 Diurnea fagella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Apr 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A common to abundant moth throughout all five vice-counties

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