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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-early Jul.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1965
Year last recorded2014
Number of records37
Number of individuals96
Unique positions17
Unique locations11
Adult records37
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 37 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1965.


1298 Crambus ericella 01
© Whitfield Benson, 15 Jul 2011

Species Account

Similar species: 1300 Crambus pratella.

Argus 60, 2010: Continues to be present at its only Yorkshire locality.

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