Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Oaks and birches.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records417259107489168
Number of individuals440342109846316
Unique positions75874811921
Unique locations76904612218
Adult records40525598456168
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 1440 records from 352 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.224 Scorched Wing 07
© Terry Box, 26 May 2018
70.224 Scorched Wing 06
© Andy Nunn
70.224 Scorched Wing 01
© Damian Money
70.224 Scorched Wing 05
© Paul Kipling, 30 May 2012
70.224 Scorched Wing 04
© Paul Kipling, 31 May 2009
70.224 Scorched Wing 03
© Ian Andrews
70.224 Scorched Wing 02
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth has increased in the County but is still local and usually only found in small numbers.

2012 (CHF): Widely reported especially on the lower ground but uncommon in the west of the county.

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