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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Recorded all months, two generations, Apr-Jul, and Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Many plants, and not especially apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19922000199819892002
Year last recorded20152014201520142014
Number of records5578234335083089175
Number of individuals15250124371421414100290
Unique positions8770109786
Unique locations9469109806
Adult records5562234334833004174
Immature records001001

For the county, we have a total of 14693 records from 358 sites. First recorded in 1989.


49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 07 female
© Terry Box, 12 Aug 2020
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 03 larva (adult reared)
© Andy Nunn
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 06
© Dave Shenton
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 05
© Andy Nunn
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 01 larva
© Derek Parkinson
49.039 Epiphyas postvittana 02
© John Edwards

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Cottingham, 24.10.1992 det. HEB, subsequently commonly; Tophill Low, 12.6.1997 (PAC); 10.8.1999, 27.9.2000 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC62. Haxby, one September/October 1991 det. HEB (TJC); Burnholme, York, three 28.8-28.9.2000 (MRB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

VC63. Rossington, 28.8.1998, several in 1999 (RIH); Ulley Country Park, 6.8.1999; Treeton Wood, 11 & 20.8.1999 (HEB, RFB); Canklow, end 8.1999 (RFB); West Melton, 25.5.2000 then comonly (HEB); Elland, twelve 9.9-28.10.2000 (PT); Mirfield, 27.11.2000 (MT). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC64. Cawood, 4.7.1997 det. HEB (JP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04: This moth is now recorded widely in all five vice-counties, frequently abundant in vice-counties 61 and 63, rather less common in the northern half of the county.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 24.10.2002, 17.10.2003, 11.12.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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