Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

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: One generation, Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 16-20mm.

Foodplant: Downy and Silver Birch, Alder, Limes, Elms.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records10497916251436306
Number of individuals100211418723433509
Unique positions10111513817037
Unique locations10311313417535
Adult records10307605851379297
Immature records20001

For the county, we have a total of 4207 records from 560 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

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Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequently recorded in all five vice-counties. Most common in the vicinity of woodland at a wide range of altitudes.

2012 (CHF): Numbers remain healthy and it continues to be widespread across the county in a variety of habitats.
 

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