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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Common Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142012
Number of records5302441343
Number of individuals9236153622
Unique positions391326153
Unique locations411223143
Adult records5292338302
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 632 records from 93 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.097 Cochylimorpha straminea 05
© Andy Nunn
49.017 Cochylimorpha straminea 04
© Tony Moverley, 19 Aug 2018
49.017 Cochylimorpha straminea 03
© Terry Box, 18 Aug 2012
49.097 Cochylimorpha straminea 02
© Dave Shenton
49.097 Cochylimorpha straminea 01
© Charles Fletcher, 25 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common, recorded from all five vice-counties.

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