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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul, possible second generation, Aug-mid Sep.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Sow Thistle and Dandelion.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1953
Year last recorded2014
Number of records88
Number of individuals89
Unique positions11
Unique locations13
Adult records88
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 88 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1953.


49.162 Celypha rosaceana 02
© Barry Spence, 21 Jul 2004
49.162 Celypha rosaceana 01
© Ian Marshall, 22 June 2011

Species Account

Sutton and Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, two in July 1953 (as rufana (Scopoli)) (Michaelis, 1954), common on shore, July 1963 (HNM); Rudston, 14.7.1983 det. HEB (ASE).

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