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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Jun.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Sallows and brambles.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883
Year last recorded1883
Number of records2
Number of individuals0
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.110 Saxon 02
© Damian Money
73.110 Saxon 01
© Dave Williamson, 3 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86), when it had only been taken in Sheffield and Huddersfield (VC63). There are also two specimens labelled 'Wharncliffe Woods' in the Sheldon collection (Garland, 1979).

2012 (CHF): Last recorded in the county in 1883 but it does occur regularly in Northumberland and there has been a record from Knitsley Fell in VC66 (Durham). If this moth is to be refound in Yorkshire, Upper Teesdale would be a good place to search. There are also records to our west in south Cumbria. Although many upland species seem to be moving north with climatic change, this may not be the case with Saxon.

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