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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Oxtongue and Hawkweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198118682012
Year last recorded201219562012
Number of records521
Number of individuals401
Unique positions321
Unique locations221
Adult records521
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.121 Aethes tesserana 03
© David Ashton, 19 Jun 2016
49.121 Aethes tesserana 02
© David Ashton
49.121 Aethes tesserana 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very Local.

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