Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Goosefoot and Orache.
|Year first recorded||1996||1998||1987||2003||2001|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2012||2014|
|Number of records||84||10||10||4||14|
|Number of individuals||166||12||11||5||19|
For the county, we have a total of 122 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1987.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
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.