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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-mid Jun.

Forewing: 6-10mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed, Marsh Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832004
Year last recorded20102013201320142004
Number of records87951
Number of individuals56621
Unique positions56851
Unique locations56851
Adult records75531
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 25 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1184a Epiblema cirsiana 02
© Damian Money
1184a Epiblema cirsiana 01
© Charlie Streets, 2 Jun 200.

Species Account

Similar species: Part of a closely related group, 1184 Epiblema scutulana and 1186 Epiblema sticticana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common with records from all five vice-counties, but under-recorded as it has been regarded as a form of E. scutulana (Denis and Schiffermuller).

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