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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: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow and knapweeds.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883188318832000
Year last recorded20142013201420142014
Number of records231161409138
Number of individuals2651715525851
Unique positions49635324
Unique locations52633304
Adult records231151388838
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 516 records from 125 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.120 Aethes smeathmanniana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.120 Aethes smeathmanniana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Oct 2003

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, it is generally rather local except in VC63 where it is widespread and fairly common.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 22.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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