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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20011883186820042008
Year last recorded20142014201420132008
Number of records19529151
Number of individuals20327171
Unique positions1151761
Unique locations1251761
Adult records19528151
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 69 records from 41 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.114 Eudemis profundana 03
© D. Ashton, 26 Jul 2016
49.114 Eudemis profundana 02
© Ian Marshall, 3 Aug 2012
49.144 Eudemis profundana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Bowden Housteads Wood, several at MV light 23.7.1999 (HEB), the first County record for almost one hundred years; Wintersett Country Park, 3.7.2000 det. HEB (PSm, PM et. al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04: There has been an increase in records over the past four years.
VC61. Eastrington, 3.8.2001 det. HEB (ASE); Spurn, 28.7.2002 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD
VC64. Tadcaster, 7.8.2002 det. HEB (DB); Harlow Carr Gardens, 3.8.2004 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 31.7.2008 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Apart from two old records listed by Porritt this moth was not seen in Yorkshire until 1999 when it was found at Bowden Housteads Wood, Sheffield (VC63). It has since spread and although it remains quite local is now recorded from all five Yorkshire vice-counties.

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