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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Apple, Pear, Plum.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831976
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2600637667902134
Number of individuals501198712932035209
Unique positions1069310510914
Unique locations1129210510813
Adult records2569624630858132
Immature records52420

For the county, we have a total of 4940 records from 430 sites. First recorded in 1883.


74.003 Short-cloaked Moth 03
© Andy Nunn
74.003 Short-cloaked Moth 04
© David Ashton, 23 Jul 2016
74.003 Short-cloaked Moth 02
© Paul Holmes, 11 Jul 2011
74.003 Short-cloaked Moth 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and sometimes common, especially in the lowlands in the centre and south of the County.

2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread in lowland Yorkshire with over 200 records most years, but numbers seem to have fallen a little recently.

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