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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 16-20mm.

Foodplant: Aspen and other Poplars

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291970193019601985
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records46613425335448
Number of individuals43913127446961
Unique positions7339718710
Unique locations7537728810
Adult records44813023133248
Immature records20110

For the county, we have a total of 1255 records from 282 sites. First recorded in 1929.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The first County record is uncertain, since that quoted in the 1970 list was taken at Totley, now in South Yorkshire, but originally in Derbyshire (VC57). Since then it has spread widely over the eastern half of the County (though very thinly in north VC62) and is likely to be taken in small numbers wherever a light trap is run as far west as Burley-in-Wharfedale and Bradford. There is no VC65 record.

2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread across the county apart from the north-west but some decline in the last few years.

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