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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200320122003
Year last recorded200320122003
Number of records131
Number of individuals132
Unique positions121
Unique locations121
Adult records131
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 2003.


35.107 Psoricoptera gibbosella 03
© Terry Box, 23 Aug 2019
35.107 Psoricoptera gibbosella 02
© Charlie Streets, 26 Jun 2014
35.107 Psoricoptera gibbosella 01
© Charles Fletcher

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Greno Wood, 8.8.2003 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Magdalen Wood, two 6.8.2003 gen. det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): A moth with a southern distribution northwards to Cheshire. The only Yorkshire records are from Greno Wood (VC63) and West Tanfield (VC64) both in 2003. Possibly overlooked, it may occur in oak woods elsewhere.

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