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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Sea Aster.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949
Year last recorded2014
Number of records30
Number of individuals31
Unique positions7
Unique locations9
Adult records27
Immature records3

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1949.


14.003 Bucculatrix maritima 04 mines on Sea Aster
© Dave Shenton
14.003 Bucculatrix maritima 03 mines on Sea Aster
© Dave Shenton
14.003 Bucculatrix maritima 02
© Ian Marshall, 18 Aug 2012
14.003 Bucculatrix maritima 01
© Ian Marshall, 18 Aug 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, larvae common on sea aster, August 1949 (Michaelis, 1951); Stone Creek, 27.6.1987 (HEB).

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