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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: White Clover.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20142010
Year last recorded20142010
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2010.


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Species Account

Argus 60, 2010:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 21.5.2010, gen. det. (CHF). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Until recently confused with C. alcyonipennella (Koll.) this moth was first recorded in Britain in 2002. The only Yorkshire occurrence to date is from Ellington Banks MoD (VC64) in 2010. A moth requiring dissection for a positive determination, it may prove to be an overlooked resident.

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