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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Various trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Hazel, Poplar and Sallow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19922000188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1321911010156
Number of individuals2261815415569
Unique positions3014703211
Unique locations2614723010
Adult records12618728954
Immature records6134112

For the county, we have a total of 418 records from 152 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 08
© Andy Nunn
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 07
© David Ashton, 22 May 2016
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 06 larva on sallow
© Andy Nunn
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 05 mine on sallow
© Andy Nunn
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 04 larva on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 03 mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.279 Gypsonoma dealbana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 24 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Despite being much more frequent than G. sociana (Haworth) in VC63, where it is often common in the south of the vice-county, it is recorded elsewhere in Yorkshire only sporadically from vice-counties 62 and 64.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Skipwith Common, 7.7.1992 (MRB), 9.7.1997 (ASE); Eastrington, 5.7.2000 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 24.7.2001 (CHF); Foxglove Covert, Catterick, 19.7.2002, 11.6.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW); High Batts NR, 11.7.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW), 6.8.2004 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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