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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, mid May-Jun, and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Ragwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188318831883
Year last recorded2014201320142010
Number of records15486
Number of individuals124113
Unique positions7475
Unique locations8475
Adult records14375
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 33 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.289 Epiblema costipunctana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.289 Epiblema costipunctana 03
© Ian Marshall, 24 July 2013
49.289 Epiblema costipunctana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Jul 2004
49.289 Epiblema costipunctana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Jul 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely but thinly distributed in vice-counties 61 to 64, seldom common except on the Wolds.

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