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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: One generation Apr-May.

Forewing: 13-18mm.

Foodplant: Sallows, birches, Alder and Honeysuckle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19601883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420152014
Number of records422499320454
Number of individuals9569127562191
Unique positions2780415818
Unique locations2579395617
Adult records402399319752
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 642 records from 216 sites. First recorded in 1880.


1881 Early Tooth-striped 05
© Andy Nunn
1881 Early Tooth-striped 04
© Tony Moverley, 13th April 2015
1881 Early Tooth-striped 03
© David & Paul Ashton. 12th Aptil 2014
1881 Early Tooth-striped 02
© Ian Marshall, 11 April 2014
1881 Early Tooth-striped 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has expanded its range since the last list (YNU, 1970) when it was stated to be 'more local than formerly'. It has now been recorded from each vice-county.

2012 (CHF): Locally common in broad-leaved woodland apart from the east of VC61 where there is little suitable habitat. Doing well in the county.

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