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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Norway Spruce and other coniferous trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831997200120032001
Year last recorded20122014201420142014
Number of records6631813
Number of individuals2537415
Unique positions462113
Unique locations462113
Adult records6631813
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 46 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1983.


1163 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana 04
© Damian Money
1163 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana 03
© Charles Fletcher, 16 Jul 2003
1163 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Aug 2001
1163 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Aug 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Yorkshire records were formerly few and restricted to VC62 but in recent years it has occurred regularly in small numbers in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 1.8.2001, 17.8.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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