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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 10-11mm.

Foodplant: Goldenrod and Dyer's Greenweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188318831928
Year last recorded188318831928
Number of records121
Number of individuals001
Unique positions121
Unique locations121
Adult records121
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1381 Anania funebris 02
© Dave Williamson 19th May 2011
1381 Anania funebris 01
© Dave Williamson 19th May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly recorded from several localities, most regularly from Grass Wood where it occurred commonly until about 1920. Thereafter became increasingly scarce and by 1937 Rosse Butterfield wrote 'some lepidoptera have become rare or have disappeared from the wood [Grass Wood] since the latter end of the nineteenth century. At that time the pretty day flying Pyrale Ennychia octomaculatus was very common'. There are no recent records from anywhere in the County.

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