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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Raspberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1859186820111883
Year last recorded2014200820111883
Number of records5611
Number of individuals2210
Unique positions5611
Unique locations5611
Adult records3310
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties where it is widespread and sometimes fairly common but perhaps less frequent than formerly.

2013 (CHF): This species seems to have decreased in numbers and is now very local in the county. It is a moth of woodland and sometimes gardens where the larvae feed on raspberry.

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