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National Status: Local

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Goosefoot and Orache.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19961998198720032001
Year last recorded20142014201420122014
Number of records841010414
Number of individuals1661211519
Unique positions86644
Unique locations96644
Adult records841010413
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 122 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1987.


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Species Account

Similar species: Adult very similar to C. sternipennella, only reliably separated by genitalia dissection. Larval case indistinguishable from those of C. sternipennella, C. versurella and C. vestianella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The species which feed on the seeds of Chenopodiaceae have been the subject of much misidentification. The present species is probably the most widespread and common of these, there are old records from all five vice-counties. Confirmed recent records are restricted to vice-counties 61, 63 and 64; in VC63 it is widely distributed and common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 26.7.2001, 28.7.2002 det. HEB (CHF); High Batts NR., 11.7.2003 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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