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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Oct.

Forewing: 17-24mm

Foodplant: Various trees

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291930191318861961
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records5756259435313937547
Number of individuals992357927412110541047
Unique positions16216523022838
Unique locations16816122723036
Adult records5709253934283780539
Immature records82002

For the county, we have a total of 16365 records from 822 sites. First recorded in 1886.


70.258 Willow Beauty 07
© Terry Box
70.258 Willow Beauty 06
© Andy Nunn
70.258 Willow Beauty 05
© Andy Nunn
70.258 Willow Beauty 04 larva on cotoneaster
© Alan Miller
70.258 Willow Beauty 03
© Paul Kipling, 6 Aug 2010
70.258 Willow Beauty 02 f. rebeli
© Barry Spence, 5 Aug 2011
70.258 Willow Beauty 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common over all five vice-counties, especially in gardens and parks.

2012 (CHF): Very common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

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