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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Various trees and shrubs, especially Ivy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records19219121525425
Number of individuals18224433038926
Unique positions342233495
Unique locations312233485
Adult records19019021024224
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 877 records from 139 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.029 Lozotaenia forsterana 03
© Dave Shenton
49.029 Lozotaenia forsterana 02
© John Edwards

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common throughout all five vice-counties. On the Sheffield moors moths have been reared regularly from larval spinnings on cowberry (HEB).

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