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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Many deciduous trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20101883188318831883
Year last recorded20142012201120132007
Number of records7829182
Number of individuals7735161
Unique positions4816132
Unique locations4815142
Adult records7623121
Immature records00300

For the county, we have a total of 64 records from 43 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 05
© Andy Nunn
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 04 reared ex larva on Sallow
© Dave Shenton
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 03
© Derek Parkinson
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 02
© Terry Box, 10 Jun 2012
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 01
© Terry Box, 10 Jun 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and fairly common in all five vice-counties.

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