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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Probably at least Jun-Jul, later small generations overwinter.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Umbellifers.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859198620042001
Year last recorded20142012201420142012
Number of records38536114
Number of individuals330104134
Unique positions1642881
Unique locations1642881
Adult records37317104
Immature records001900

For the county, we have a total of 94 records from 57 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 07
© Andy Nunn
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 06 larvae
© Andy Nunn
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 05
© Charlie Streets. Oct.3rd 2012.
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 04 larva
© Charlie Streets. Sept.13th 2012.
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 03 larval feeding signs
© Dave Shenton
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 02 larvae on Hogweed
© Dave Shenton
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 01 adult
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed but rather local and seldom common, unrecorded in VC65.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 16.7.2001 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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