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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Dandelion, Cat's Ear and Perennial Sow Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883188720042010
Year last recorded20112004201320132014
Number of records7310104
Number of individuals6195317
Unique positions23911
Unique locations33911
Adult records7310104
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 34 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1883.


32.038 Depressaria badiella 02
© Andy Nunn
32.038 Depressaria badiella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Sep 2006

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, two in August 1949 (HNM coll.).
VC62. Redcar by JS (Porritt, 1883-86); Wykeham Forest, September 1984 (HEB).
VC63. Grimscar, Huddersfield, several in 1887 (Porritt, 1904); Thorne Moors, 25.7.1982 (HEB).

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Ellington Banks MoD, four, 3.9.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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