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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted .

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831900188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1411046726592
Number of individuals16710260342109
Unique positions3330367715
Unique locations3130387716
Adult records138996025090
Immature records04110

For the county, we have a total of 669 records from 192 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.225 Brindled Green 05 unusual form
© Ian Marshall, 13 Aug 2018
73.225 Brindled Green 03
© Andy Nunn
73.225 Brindled Green 04
© Damian Money
73.225 Brindled Green 02
© Paul Kipling, 10 Sep 2010
73.225 Brindled Green 01
© Ian Marshall, 3 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: At the time of the 1970 list (YNU, 1970) this species had become quite rare in the County. It now seems to be increasing again, but it is still generally local and uncommon.

2012 (CHF): Numbers have increased considerably following a low point of only one record in 1998 up to a high of 58 records in 2011. Fairly common in oak woodland in the centre of the county but more local elsewhere.

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