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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Wild Carrot, Wild Parsley and similar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188320131913
Year last recorded188620131913
Number of records211
Number of individuals011
Unique positions211
Unique locations211
Adult records211
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1883.


32.044 Depressaria douglasella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Redcar, one by JS (Porritt, 1883-86); Saltburn, several in August 1886 (Porritt, 1887b).
VC64. Hardcastle, 25.8.1913 (Mansbrdge coll.).

Argus 69, 2013: This is the first county record in 100 years; earlier records are from vice-counties 62 & 64.
VC63. Brockadale NR, 3.7.2013 (DWi). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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