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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201219832004
Year last recorded201420142014
Number of records10214
Number of individuals15334
Unique positions5173
Unique locations5172
Adult records10204
Immature records010

For the county, we have a total of 35 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1983.


42.002 Stathmopoda pedella 03
© David Ashton, 7 Jul 2019
42.002 Stathmopoda pedella 02
© Ian Marshall, 18 Aug 2012
42.002 Stathmopoda pedella 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: These records suggest that this species is established in South Yorkshire, the moth has not otherwise been recorded north of East Anglia.
VC63. Denaby Ings, 17.7.1983, one disturbed from alder (HEB); Potteric Carr, 15.7.1988 (RIH).

Beaumont, 2002: Further records since 1989 confirms that this moth is now resident in the southern part of vice-county 63, as well as confirmation that it still occurs at its previous localities there have been records from [the following] additional sites.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Askham Bog, 6.6.2004 (JOHS), two 23.6.2004 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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