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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: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Burdock.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883190418832000
Year last recorded20142013201420142014
Number of records9715466032
Number of individuals7916497439
Unique positions351418187
Unique locations341318186
Adult records9614445532
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 250 records from 89 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.128 Aethes rubigana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.128 Aethes rubigana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Jun 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and sometimes fairly common, especially in the south of the County. There is no record from VC65.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 12.7.2000, further records to 10.7.2005 (CHF); Magdalen Wood, 14.7.2004 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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