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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041998188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records42739508632
Number of individuals610436128146
Unique positions392116239
Unique locations392116227
Adult records42539478031
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 634 records from 105 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1178 Epiblema roborana 05
© Tony Moverley 16th June 2015
1178 Epiblema roborana 03 reared ex larva on Dog Rose
© Dave Shenton
1178 Epiblema roborana 04
© Dave Shenton
1178 Epiblema roborana 02
© Ian Marshall, 15 June 2009
1178 Epiblema roborana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 28 Jul 2002

Species Account

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

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