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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Butterbur.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1947190418831892
Year last recorded2014200019902002
Number of records8444
Number of individuals8333
Unique positions3443
Unique locations3443
Adult records8444
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.290 Epiblema turbidana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 29 Jul 2002
49.290 Epiblema turbidana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 2 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very locally common among butterbur.

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