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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: Greater Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded190519771977
Year last recorded190519771977
Number of records111
Number of individuals112
Unique positions111
Unique locations111
Adult records111
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1905.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: ...f. fulvana (Stephens) has been recorded occasionally in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Current status (TAB 2012): Last recorded in Yorkshire as a form of hohenwartiana in 1977. Confused with hohenwartiana, formerly regarded as a large, fulvous (i.e. dull brownish yellow) form of E. hohenwartiana, but genitalia features indistinguishable and unreliable. Larval foodplant important (feeds within flowerheads of Greater Knapweed, while hohenwartiana on Common Knapweed).

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