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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Apr-Jun

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Many trees, shrubs and grasses, especially bramble, birch and oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831986188318832000
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records599915911124
Number of individuals65157225113837
Unique positions375070476
Unique locations364967446
Adult records599915210124
Immature records00510

For the county, we have a total of 452 records from 202 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.028 Syndemis musculana 04
© David Ashton, 9 Jun 2016
49.028 Syndemis musculana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.028 Syndemis musculana 02 larva on Meadowsweet
© Derek Parkinson
49.028 Syndemis musculana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 9 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A widespread and abundant moth with many records from all five vice-counties.

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