Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Wild Carrot, Pignut, and Burnet-saxifrage.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319042002
Year last recorded20101904188320082012
Number of records531514
Number of individuals400620
Unique positions33144
Unique locations33144
Adult records400414
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 28 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0676 Depressaria pulcherrimella 03
© Ian Marshall, 10 Jul 2017
0676 Depressaria pulcherrimella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Jul 2002
0676 Depressaria pulcherrimella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Jul 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed with records from all five vice-counties but seldom reported to be common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 18.6.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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