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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Aspen and Black Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832003
Year last recorded20142013201420142013
Number of records372184466
Number of individuals303078416
Unique positions261447282
Unique locations261448262
Adult records362182426
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 194 records from 116 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.198 Seraphim 04
© Andy Nunn
70.198 Seraphim 03
© Damian Money
70.198 Seraphim 02
© Terry Box, 5 May 2007
70.198 Seraphim 01
© Terry Box, 5 May 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This scarce moth has been reported from several new locations since 1970.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 28.5.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): A very variable species with scattered records from broad-leaved woodland with aspen and poplar. Absent from areas of high ground in the north and north west but doing fairly well in the county.

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