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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: May-Jun.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Honeysuckle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186819851966
Year last recorded201220061966
Number of records1741
Number of individuals961
Unique positions731
Unique locations731
Adult records1641
Immature records100

For the county, we have a total of 22 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.199 Eucosmomorpha albersana 04
© Terry Box, 16 May 2020
49.199 Eucosmomorpha albersana 03
© Terry Box, 26 May 2017
49.199 Eucosmomorpha albersana 02
© Terry Box, 6 Jun 2012
49.199 Eucosmomorpha albersana 01
© Terry Box, 6 Jun 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local and scarce, formerly confined to the north-east, but recent records from elsewhere in the county suggest that it may be more widespread.

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