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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Various rosaceous trees and shrubs, such as Apple, Pear and Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records93611318615466
Number of individuals165516325124589
Unique positions6136613513
Unique locations6335633312
Adult records93611118014965
Immature records00400

For the county, we have a total of 1455 records from 206 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.224 Spilonota ocellana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.224 Spilonota ocellana 06
© Terry Box, 7 Jul 2017
49.224 Spilonota ocellana 05
© Andy Nunn
49.224 Spilonota ocellana 03
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Jul 2001
49.224 Spilonota ocellana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Jul 2001
49.224 Spilonota ocellana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 29 Jul 2002

Species Account

Similar species: Gypsonoma aceriana

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common in all five vice-counties.

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