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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses and mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883188318831883
Year last recorded20122014201320142014
Number of records421410412
Number of individuals432287059
Unique positions4154629
Unique locations4124619
Adult records42029711
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 145 records from 90 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.045 Eana osseana 02
© Damian Money
49.045 Eana osseana 01
© John Edwards

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed with records from all five vice-counties but most frequent in upland areas and consequently uncommon in VC61.

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