Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 12-14mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831883188318832002
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records151101147448
Number of individuals107171499156
Unique positions40845256
Unique locations40845226
Adult records15191116948
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 397 records from 121 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.029 Phycita roborella 05
© Terry Box
62.029 Phycita roborella 04
© Andy Nunn
62.029 Phycita roborella 03
© Andy Nunn
62.029 Phycita roborella 02
© Damian Money
62.029 Phycita roborella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Similar species: 1439 Trachycera advenella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64, generally rather thinly except in the southern half of VC63, where it is widespread and fairly common.

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