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Distribution


 
 

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, May-Jun.

Forewing: 20-24mm

Foodplant: Woody plants

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19291930190418861969
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records90896614541885118
Number of individuals960161225233607154
Unique positions10613216219427
Unique locations11113016519628
Adult records88294413741730110
Immature records10200

For the county, we have a total of 5331 records from 630 sites. First recorded in 1886.
 

Photos


1920 Scalloped Hazel 09
© Dave Shenton
1920 Scalloped Hazel 08
© Andy Nunn
1920 Scalloped Hazel 07 larva
© Andy Nunn
1920 Scalloped Hazel 06 melanism
© Derek Parkinson
1920 Scalloped Hazel 05 with Cockchafer
© Derek Parkinson
1920 Scalloped Hazel 03
© Paul Kipling 21 May 2010
1920 Scalloped Hazel 04 underside
© Alan Draper
1920 Scalloped Hazel 02
© Ian Andrews
1920 Scalloped Hazel 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often common in wooded areas and the larvae are sometimes conspicuous in privet hedges in city areas (SLS pers. comm.). Most widely recorded from vice-counties 62-64 but also less commonly in VC61 and VC65. Melanic specimens (ab. nigra (Prout) are frequent, but the proportion of these has decreased noticeably in the south of VC63 in recent years.

2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county and is common and widespread.
 

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