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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows ad willows.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420152014
Number of records2515115412791782158
Number of individuals3993187525453853568
Unique positions14820626723232
Unique locations13819526422929
Adult records2478110811911725144
Immature records91102

For the county, we have a total of 6888 records from 855 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1887 Clouded Border 07 Band Variation3
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1887 Clouded Border 06 Band Variation2
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1887 Clouded Border 05 Band Variation
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1887 Clouded Border 04 ab.
© Terry Box, 1 June 2017
1887 Clouded Border 03
© Paul Holmes
1887 Clouded Border 02
© Andy Nunn
1887 Clouded Border 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously only locally common, this species has become much more widespread and generally common since the mid 1970s. Now recorded from many sites over all five vice-counties, it is probably present wherever there are sallows.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and often common all across the county. Numbers are stable.

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