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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Apple and Pear.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19501859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420132014
Number of records18622552911
Number of individuals295381077917
Unique positions24816166
Unique locations25816166
Adult records18519502710
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 303 records from 71 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0438 Swammerdamia pyrella 01
© David Aitken

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common, recorded from all five vice-counties.
 

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