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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Buttercup.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1981188618821890
Year last recorded1981191619041890
Number of records1321
Number of individuals1001
Unique positions1321
Unique locations1321
Adult records1311
Immature records0010

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1882.


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Species Account

Similar species: Pale specimens, from 1023 Cnephasia genitalana. There is another closely related but rare species only recently identified and added to British list, 1022a Cnephasia pumicana. Dissection of the genitalia required.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: An uncommon or overlooked species for which there are no recent records.

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