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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB1

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: European Silver-fir.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1922
Year last recorded1923
Number of records3
Number of individuals3
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records3
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1922.


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Species Account

Similar species: Similar in colouration to E. nanana but larger and differs in the basal patch of the forewing; in E. nanana the outer edge is angulated below the middle, whereas in E. nigricana the angulation is above the middle (Bradley).

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