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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Oct-mid Nov.

Forewing: M 12mm., F 9mm.

Foodplant: Oak, Bilberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904185918831883
Year last recorded2013201320142012
Number of records43214
Number of individuals11182
Unique positions43174
Unique locations43164
Adult records21132
Immature records0030

For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 27 sites. First recorded in 1859.


29.002 Diurnea lipsiella 03
© Andy Nunn
29.002 Diurnea lipsiella 02
© Andy Nunn
29.002 Diurnea lipsiella 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded but less common than D. fagella (Denis & Schiffermuller) and not recorded from VC65.

Argus 60, 2010: Although quite widespread this moth has seldom been recorded in recent years, probably as a consequence of its late flight period.

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