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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Birch, Alder and Goat Willow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19962009198719752011
Year last recorded20142014201419752014
Number of records11132722
Number of individuals12223662
Unique positions952222
Unique locations762022
Adult records11132722
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 55 records from 37 sites. First recorded in 1975.


49.243 Epinotia demarniana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.243 Epinotia demarniana 02
© Ian Marshall, 30 June 2012
49.243 Epinotia demarniana 01
© Terry Box, 12 Jun 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, 23 & 25.6.1996 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC62. Pilmoor Wood, 26.6.2009 det. HEB (from photo) (TAB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011: First recorded in Yorkshire in 1975 although it has only occurred regularly since the mid 1990s. Now widespread in VCs 61 to 63, scarce in VC64 but now recorded from all five Vice-Counties.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 17.5.2011 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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