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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Sycamore.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19992014199120062014
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records57115202
Number of individuals62116272
Unique positions9112102
Unique locations10112102
Adult records57115202
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 95 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1991.


1233 Pammene aurita 07
© Martyn V Priestley
1233 Pammene aurita 06
© Andy Nunn
1233 Pammene aurita 05
© Derek Parkinson
1233 Pammene aurita 04
© Barry Spence, 22 Jul 2004
1233 Pammene aurita 03
© Barry Spence, 7 Jul 2006
1233 Pammene aurita 02
© Ian Marshall, 5 July 2011
1233 Pammene aurita 01
© Charles Fletcher, 23 Jul 2008

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, one dead in water butt 24.7.1999, 23.7.2000 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Edlington Wood, 9.8.1991; Denaby Ings, fairly common at MV light 11.7.2000 (HEB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC64. Kingstonia, Ripon, 21.7.2006 (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): The first county occurrence was at Edlington Wood (VC63) in 1991 but it was not seen again until one at Spurn (VC61) in 1999. From 2000 it has occurred quite widely, usually in small numbers, in vice-counties 61 and 63 with records in VC64 from 2006. This sycamore feeding species will undoubtedly be found to be more widespread in the future.

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