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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB2

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 10-15mm.

Foodplant: Roots of Colt's-foot and Butterbur.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19931904
Year last recorded20112006
Number of records106
Number of individuals106
Unique positions32
Unique locations32
Adult records106
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1904.


49.291 Epiblema grandaevana 02
© Barry Spence, 24 Jun 2011
49.291 Epiblema grandaevana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A species which occurred principally on the coast of Northumberland and Durham from the late 1870s to about 1910.

Beaumont, 2002: There had been no Yorkshire record since 1909, recent records are from the opposite end of the County.
VC61. Spurn, 9.6.1993 det. HEB, 7.6.1996, 9.6.1997 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: All recent records have been from this locality, it is uncertain whether it is a scarce resident or an irregular immigrant.


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