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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Water Dropwort and similar species.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded185919251943
Year last recorded201420021985
Number of records252
Number of individuals421
Unique positions242
Unique locations242
Adult records221
Immature records031

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0670 Depressaria daucella 02 larva
© Dave Shenton
0670 Depressaria daucella 01 larva
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough (Stainton, 1859b).
VC63. Coxley, larvae abundant on hemlock water-dropwort 25.6.1925, moths reared (Mosley, 1925).
VC64. Acomb, York, 23.7.1943 (AS coll.); Meanwood Valley, Leeds, larvae in flower heads of hemlock water-dropwort in July 1985 and subsequently, moths reared (GB).

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