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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 case   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Jointed Rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh Rush.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19992008197419802002
Year last recorded20132014201420122014
Number of records153632319
Number of individuals313138136847
Unique positions5232166
Unique locations5231156
Adult records143631819
Immature records10050

For the county, we have a total of 123 records from 59 sites. First recorded in 1974.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly confused with C. alticolella (Zeller) but has been recorded fairly frequently in the south of VC63 in recent years.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, larval cases over-wintering in seed heads of Eriophorum 7.4.1999, reared 10-24.5.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 4 & 8.6.2002 (CHF); High Batts NR, 7.7.2002 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC62. Skelton, 9.6.2008 gen. det. HEB (DM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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