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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Elm and Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19961859188319751883
Year last recorded20142011201220111883
Number of records2841241
Number of individuals202850
Unique positions841141
Unique locations841141
Adult records282840
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0463 Ypsolopha vittella 02
© Paul Holmes
0463 Ypsolopha vittella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 2 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Listed as 'abundant everywhere' by Porritt (1907) but there is no record from VC61 and those listed from vice-counties 62, 64 and 65 are few and scattered. Only in the southern part of VC63 is recorded widely and sometimes commonly.

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