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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: 4mm.

Foodplant: Dog Rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1859
Year last recorded1982
Number of records4
Number of individuals1
Unique positions4
Unique locations4
Adult records4
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0127 Emmetia angusticolella 02 mines on Dog Rose
© Dave Shenton
0127 Emmetia angusticolella 01 young mines on Dog Rose
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

2013 (CHF): A very rare moth in the county with all records in the south of VC63. The larvae feed on rose and form characteristic white upper-surface blotches which often takes over the whole leaflet. The leaflet then contracts and folds over.

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