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May Highflyer
Hydriomena impluviata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1778 / 70.075
Photo © Paul Kipling, 30 May 2010,  NZ20 Richmond, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This alder feeder is seldom common. It is recorded from all five vice-counties although it appears to be rather local in VC61.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in small numbers and never far from alders.

Recorded in 118 (59%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Alder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2022364SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
24/06/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
23/06/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
22/06/2022161SE74 - Pocklington (W)
18/06/2022162NZ70 - Glaisdale
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