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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-early Sep.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Sea-holly.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1953
Year last recorded2014
Number of records8
Number of individuals11
Unique positions3
Unique locations3
Adult records7
Immature records1

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1953.


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Species Account

Similar species: 0688 Agonopterix heracliana and 0689 Agonopterix ciliella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, larvae on sea holly in July 1953 (Michaelis, 1954), 28.8.1963, 1.9.1963.


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