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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Thought to be mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1952188319802010
Year last recorded2012188320142010
Number of records21161
Number of individuals29051
Unique positions8151
Unique locations9151
Adult records21161
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly considered to be a moth of sandy coasts it has been recorded regularly in recent years on the clay soils of southern VC63.

Argus 60, 2010: A local moth, previous records have been restricted to the south of Yorkshire.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 21.8.2010 gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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