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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Oct

Forewing: 8-13mm.

Foodplant: Dried vegetable matter, cereal and grain.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19891985
Year last recorded20141985
Number of records31
Number of individuals31
Unique positions31
Unique locations31
Adult records31
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1985.


1289 Euchromius ocellea 02
© Ian Marshall, 18 Sep 2014
1289 Euchromius ocellea 01
© Barry Spence, 24 Aug 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: An occasional immigrant to Britain which seldom penetrates as far north of Yorkshire.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Spurn, 25.9.1989 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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