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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Poplar and Sallow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19042004186818832002
Year last recorded20142014201420132014
Number of records6811211612
Number of individuals8415222212
Unique positions21612116
Unique locations20612116
Adult records6711181412
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 55 sites. First recorded in 1868.


1168 Gypsonoma sociana 02
© Dave Shenton
1168 Gypsonoma sociana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 7 Jun 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely but thinly distributed throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, most frequent in VC63 but seldom common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts NR., 7.6.2002 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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