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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun. Possible very small second generation Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, also Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2010200519832002
Year last recorded2010200520142014
Number of records1114397
Number of individuals11211165
Unique positions112818
Unique locations112917
Adult records1113791
Immature records0050

For the county, we have a total of 242 records from 48 sites. First recorded in 1983.


25.001 Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 03
© Derek Parkinson
25.001 Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 02
© John William Cooper
25.001 Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A recent addition to the Yorkshire list which shows signs of maintaining a foothold in the extreme south.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC62. Haxby, York, July 1994 det. HEB (TJC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Baildon, 8.7.2002 and subsequently; Gill Wood, Esholt, 10.7.2005 (DP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: This moth has occurred commonly in the south of VC63 for over fifteen years, its presence in VC61 was long overdue.
VC61. Cottingham, 2.7.2010 (AA). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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