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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Oak, also Birch and Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2005201220082004
Year last recorded2012201220112004
Number of records2261
Number of individuals22140
Unique positions2261
Unique locations2241
Adult records2261
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 2004.


49.184 Lobesia reliquana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.184 Lobesia reliquana 03
© Terry Box, 6 Jun 2012
49.184 Lobesia reliquana 02
© Terry Box, 22 May 2012
49.184 Lobesia reliquana 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Bishop Wood, 8.6.2004 (EDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: This is only the second county record and comes hard on the heels of the first, from VC64 in 2004.
VC61. North Cliffe Wood, 30.5.2005 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008: This is the third county occurrence; first recorded in Yorkshire in 2004 each record has been in a different vice-county.
VC63. Hatfield Moors, 7.6.2008 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: The fourth county record since the first in 2004; the manner of its occurrence is unusual.
VC63. West Haigh Wood, 23.6.2010, attracted to clearwing pheromone lure (HEB).

Current status (HEB, 2011): Although widely distributed in Britain the first Yorkshire record was from Bishop Wood (VC64) in 2004. This record was quickly followed by others from North Cliffe Wood (VC61) in 2005, then in VC63 at Hatfield Moors in 2008 and West Haigh Wood in 2010. This moth will surely be found more widely in Yorkshire.

[VC62 - Now recorded Pilmoor area at two sites in 2012, and again at Pilmoor 2018].

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