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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 28-42mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorns. etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded195118271883
Year last recorded197619861886
Number of records372
Number of individuals420
Unique positions272
Unique locations272
Adult records262
Immature records100

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1827.


66.012 Lappet 02
© Jim Morgan
66.012 Lappet 01
© Jim Morgan

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for his species in the County, three from the south of VC63. This moth is reputedly spreading north, having moved up through Lincolnshire in the 1970s (Diddington & Johnson, 1983).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1986. There are no recent records of this species in the north of England and it seems to have retreated southwards in the last 20 years. Unlikely to recolonise.

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