Species Account

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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, Oct-Jan.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291953184618861967
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records6404317581462268
Number of individuals10521022175096197559
Unique positions644111914123
Unique locations634212114223
Adult records6274096951397261
Immature records2218230

For the county, we have a total of 3559 records from 391 sites. First recorded in 1846.


70.106 Winter Moth 06
© Nick Lawman
70.106 Winter Moth 05
© Nick Lawman
70.106 Winter Moth 04
© Andy Nunn
70.106 Winter Moth 03 female
© Andy Nunn
70.106 Winter Moth 02
© Dave Williamson, 31 Dec 2010
70.106 Winter Moth 01
© Dave Williamson, 1 Dec 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found in all five vice-counties. Common in most habitats and often noticed by the light of car headlamps in country lanes.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and probably comparatively under-recorded as few people trap in winter.

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