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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Various thistles.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831860188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2649209725
Number of individuals32532324653
Unique positions173514359
Unique locations183113329
Adult records2447169425
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 217 records from 103 sites. First recorded in 1860.


49.127 Aethes cnicana 02
© Tony Moverley, 3 Jul 2014
49.127 Aethes cnicana 01
© Terry Box, 3 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread but rarely common, recorded from all five vice-counties.

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