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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 18-19mm.

Foodplant: Poplars

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20122006
Year last recorded20122006
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2006.


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© Barry Spence

Species Account

Argus 52, 2006: A totally unexpected addition to the Yorkshire list. A poplar feeder, confined to the south-east. Odd records have turned up in other places and this moth could have been a migrant.
VC62. Grosmont, 24.9.2006 (WN). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Grosmont 2006. Resident amongst poplars in East Anglia and north Kent, this species occasionally turns up in unusual places. This moth occurred at a time of high migrant activity and may have come from continental Europe.

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