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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-early Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521883188318832006
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records372371155330
Number of individuals61452149109111
Unique positions502050269
Unique locations492047247
Adult records372361113830
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 607 records from 147 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1176 Epiblema trimaculana 06
© Damian Money
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 05
© Damian Money
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 04 larva in spinning on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 03
© Dave Shenton
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 02
© Ian Marshall, 30 June 2009
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common but not recorded from VC65.

Argus 52, 2005:
VC65. Foxglove Covert MoD, six 23.6.2006; High Batts NR, three 1.7.2006 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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