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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: White Willow, Goat Willow, Aspen, Black Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19892006190418832005
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records16852206
Number of individuals1411752811
Unique positions11528112
Unique locations12530112
Adult records16849196
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 102 records from 60 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1086 Hedya salicella 04
© Barry Spence, 11 Jul 2010
1086 Hedya salicella 03
© Dave Williamson
1086 Hedya salicella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Jun 2003
1086 Hedya salicella 01
© Terry Box, 14 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed with records from vice-counties 62 to 65 but very local and usually in small numbers, most frequently recorded in the south of VC63.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. South Cave, 22.7.1994 det. HEB (DBC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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