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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-mid May

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19042004188318831883
Year last recorded20122012201420141883
Number of records11342111
Number of individuals626880
Unique positions9321101
Unique locations9318101
Adult records1033890
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 68 records from 41 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.245 Epinotia tetraquetrana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.245 Epinotia tetraquetrana 03
© Terry Box, 1 June 2017
49.245 Epinotia tetraquetrana 02
© Dave Williamson
49.245 Epinotia tetraquetrana 01
© Terry Box, 25 May 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common throughout all five vice-counties.

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