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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mar-Apr.

Forewing: 10-13mm.

Foodplant: Small-leaved Lime, Birch and Hornbeam.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded185918832002
Year last recorded201120122015
Number of records61019
Number of individuals42844
Unique positions687
Unique locations687
Adult records61019
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 35 records from 21 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.001 Semioscopis avellanella 03
© Ian Marshall, 6 May 2016
32.001 Semioscopis avellanella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 16 Mar 2011
32.001 Semioscopis avellanella 01
© Terry Box

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Hackfall Woods, 6.4.2002; Ripon Parks, two 26.3.2004; Ellington Banks, six 9.4.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW); Knaresborough, 14.4.2004 (MBa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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