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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded193020062008
Year last recorded193020142008
Number of records192
Number of individuals0101
Unique positions191
Unique locations131
Adult records192
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1930.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Status uncertain. According to Bradley, Tremewan and Smith (1973) piercei is widespread and locally common throughout England.

Argus 54, 2007:
VC64. Scar Close, 7.6.2006, two further moths in 2007 (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Ballowfields NR, 18.7.2008 (CHF, JCW, SWa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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