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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Aspen.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186818921883
Year last recorded194619461997
Number of records725
Number of individuals300
Unique positions524
Unique locations523
Adult records725
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1868.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) said of this species 'Apparently common wherever poplars are plentiful'. The few records do not bear out that statement and there have been none in recent years.

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