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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Colt's-foot, Winter Heliotrope.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142013201320111883
Number of records11141951
Number of individuals10102230
Unique positions9131651
Unique locations9131651
Adult records10131430
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 50 records from 44 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.284 Epiblema sticticana 02
© Damian Money
49.284 Epiblema sticticana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Similar species: Part of a closely related group, 1184 Epiblema scutulana and 1184a Epiblema cirsiana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common throughout all five vice-counties.

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