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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Sheep's Fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1956
Year last recorded2014
Number of records8
Number of individuals23
Unique positions7
Unique locations6
Adult records7
Immature records1

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1956.


1031 Eana penziana 02
© Ian Marshall, 13 Aug 2018
1031 Eana penziana 01
© Terry Whitaker

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC64. Grassington, recorded at intervals since the beginning of the present (20th) century to recent times by several collectors; Malham Tarn, occasional on limestone (Michaelis, 1956), specimens dated 23.7.1956, 30.7.1958 in NHM collection.

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