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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Rowan.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883197619701980
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1721282650522347
Number of individuals4575443137016161196
Unique positions8857806219
Unique locations8657776218
Adult records1719280633499347
Immature records11210

For the county, we have a total of 3522 records from 300 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.035 Acrobasis advenella 06
© Alan Miller
62.035 Acrobasis advenella 05
© Terry Box
62.035 Acrobasis advenella 04 larva in spinning on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
62.035 Acrobasis advenella 03
© Andy Nunn
62.035 Acrobasis advenella 02
© Terry Box, 4 Aug 2012
62.035 Acrobasis advenella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed throughout vice-counties 61 to 64 but most frequent in the south of VC63 where it is fairly common.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Baldersby St. James, August 1980 det. HEB (TAP); Hutton Conyers, commonly 1-24.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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