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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Oak and Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records53911747320
Number of individuals15328723515248
Unique positions2438443111
Unique locations1939423011
Adult records52891706919
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 411 records from 141 sites. First recorded in 1883.


17.010 Ypsolopha parenthesella 04 ex larva
© Andy Nunn
17.010 Ypsolopha parenthesella 03
© John Edwards
17.010 Ypsolopha parenthesella 02
© Terry Box, 28 Aug 2009
17.010 Ypsolopha parenthesella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 6 Aug 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common to abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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