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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201018831967
Year last recorded201220141967
Number of records251
Number of individuals281
Unique positions251
Unique locations251
Adult records251
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.366 Pammene obscurana 04
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H.E. Beaumont)
49.366 Pammene obscurana 03
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H.E. Beaumont)
49.366 Pammene obscurana 02
© Terry Box, 26 May 2012
49.366 Pammene obscurana 01
© Terry Box, 20 May 2010

Species Account

Argus 52, 2006: There have only been two previous Yorkshire records, this is the first from VC63 in over 120 years.
VC63. Bawtry Forest, two 3.6.2006 (HEB).

Argus 60, 2010:
VC62. Pilmoor Wood, 20.6.2010 (TAB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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