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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed spp. and Saw-wort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19481883188318832007
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records21528635411
Number of individuals2661996917821
Unique positions302142217
Unique locations321939215
Adult records21526605311
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 371 records from 116 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.266 Eucosma hohenwartiana 03
© Terry Box, 11 Jul 2014
49.266 Eucosma hohenwartiana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.266 Eucosma hohenwartiana 01
© Ian Marshall, 19 July 2008

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common in all five vice-counties, f. fulvana (Stephens) has been recorded occasionally in vice-counties 61 to 64.

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