Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jul.
Foodplant: Musk Thistle and Spear Thistle.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1965||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||67||19||45||87||10|
|Number of individuals||123||21||48||120||41|
For the county, we have a total of 228 records from 114 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Similar species: 1184a Epiblema cirsiana and 1186 Epiblema sticticana.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common throughout all five vice-counties. Moths reared from larvae feeding in a stem of burdock at Denaby Ings in 1977 (Beaumont, 1978b), a hitherto unrecorded foodplant. Larvae of scutulana have been found in burdock stems occasionally since.