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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul and Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 7-12mm.

Foodplant: A wide variety of plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1997198719912000
Year last recorded2014201420142012
Number of records18766012
Number of individuals141627514
Unique positions1019128
Unique locations1019118
Adult records17766012
Immature records1000

For the county, we have a total of 166 records from 48 sites. First recorded in 1987.


49.030 Cacoecimorpha pronubana 04
© Dave Williamson
49.030 Cacoecimorpha pronubana 03 female
© Dave Shenton
49.030 Cacoecimorpha pronubana 02
© Dave Williamson
49.030 Cacoecimorpha pronubana 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Bridlington, 27.8.1997 (ASE, KAB); Holme-on-Spalding Moor, common 23.8.2000 (EDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Burnholme, York, several 24.9.1998, reared ex. spurge 3.5.2000 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD
VC63. Rossington, 17.8.1998 to October 1998 and in subsequent years commonly (RIH); Canklow, Rotherham, 18.9.1998 and subsequently (RFB); Woodale, Shefield, 23.9.1998 (JDHB); West Melton, 16.9.1999, 6.6.2000 (HEB); Elland, five, 3.9-3.10.2000 (PT). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Ilkley, 19.9.2001; Baildon, 13.10.2001 (DP); Tadcaster, 31.8.2004 (DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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