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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun, possible vary small second generation, Aug-early Sep.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Bog-myrtle, Willow, Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19942004188318832001
Year last recorded20142013201420112001
Number of records641651
Number of individuals651331
Unique positions531441
Unique locations521351
Adult records641331
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1085 Hedya atropunctana 03
© Andy Nunn
1085 Metendothenia atropunctana 02
© Ian Marshall, 19 Jun 2016
1085 Metendothenia atropunctana 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed and often common on moors and heaths in vice-counties 62 and 63, less frequently reported from vice-counties 61 and 64.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Nosterfield NR, 28.7.2001 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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