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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 10-13mm.

Foodplant: Berries of Spindle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2010
Year last recorded2010
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2010.


62.032 Nephopterix angustella 04 larval feeding signs on Spindle
© Dave Shenton
62.032 Nephopterix angustella 03
© Dave Williamson
62.032 Nephopterix angustella 02
© Dave Williamson
62.032 Nephopterix angustella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Argus 60, pub. 2011: To the north of its range as a resident moth in Britain, this may well be an immigrant or wandering individual.
VC61. Lund, 7.9.2010 (MCo). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): A moth with a southern distribution in Britain, the single Yorkshire occurrence at Lund (VC61) in 2010 was probably an immigrant example.

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