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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 14-17mm

Foodplant: Birches, Blackthorn, Hawthorns

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201320142014
Number of records109871310453
Number of individuals6587312755
Unique positions4030134114
Unique locations4030134113
Adult records908189850
Immature records52101

For the county, we have a total of 366 records from 137 sites. First recorded in 1883.


66.002 Pale Eggar 05
© Terry Box, 23 Aug 2019
66.002 Pale Eggar 04
© David Ashton. 4 Sep 2014
66.002 Pale Eggar 03
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Sep 2007
66.002 Pale Eggar 02
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Sep 2007
66.002 Pale Eggar 01
© Terry Box, 1 Oct 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Turns up occassionaly in all parts of the County but mostly away from heavily populated areas.

2012 (CHF): This species has declined in numbers in the last few years and become quite local. Absent from the south-west.

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