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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Prickly Lettuce, Garden Lettuce and Great Lettuce.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1997200420022013
Year last recorded2014201320142013
Number of records217121
Number of individuals237141
Unique positions9671
Unique locations9671
Adult records217121
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1997.


1192 Eucosma conterminana 02
© Damian Money
1192 Eucosma conterminana 01
© Barry Spence, 18 Jun 2005

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 12 & 27.7.1997 conf. HEB (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. West Melton, 1.8.2002, 9.8.2004; Stone, Maltby, three 30.7.2004 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC62. South Gare, 14.8.2004 det. HEB (PWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Since the first record from Spurn (VC61) in 1997 this moth has occurred sporadically at a number of localities in vice-counties 61 and 63. Still infrequent but there are signs of a northward spread with a record from South Gare (VC62) in 2004.

Argus 69, 2013: This moth has been recorded regularly in recent years in vice-counties 61 to 63; this is the most northerly occurrence.
VC65. Bellflask (east), 26.8.2013 (BM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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