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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 23-32mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1897194218831883
Year last recorded1897194218831883
Number of records1112
Number of individuals0100
Unique positions1111
Unique locations1111
Adult records1012
Immature records0100

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has not been recorded in Yorkshire since July 1942, when a larva was found in Buttercrambe Woods (VC62) (YNU, 1970). It is still occasionally taken in Lincolnshire (VC54) (Duddington & Johnson, 1983), and the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire, VC56 (Bee, 1988).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record in 1942, a possible recoloniser. There are populations close to our boundaries in north Lancashire/Cumbria and a little further away in Lincolnshire.

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