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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Ragwort, Hawkweed and Goldenrod among other similar plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949200118841976
Year last recorded2014201320142014
Number of records3310297
Number of individuals5713295
Unique positions1710247
Unique locations189237
Adult records3310297
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 79 records from 57 sites. First recorded in 1884.


49.137 Cochylis dubitana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.137 Cochylis dubitana 02
© Ian Marshall, 20 Aug 2012
49.137 Cochylis dubitana 01
© John Edwards

Species Account

Similar species: Three similar species: 0964 C. dubitana head/palps white, thorax blackish; 0966 C. atricapitana head/palps and thorax blackish; 0965 C. hybridella head/palps and thorax white.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Occurs sparingly, mainly in the south of the County.

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