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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Recorded Apr-Oct, with main peak Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Lichens and mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491998198719721980
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records8791372024537
Number of individuals124518020144140
Unique positions44228186
Unique locations49207186
Adult records8781372024137
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 1318 records from 100 sites. First recorded in 1949.


1342 Eudonia angustea 02
© Paul Holmes
1342 Eudonia angustea 01
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Sep 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and frequently recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64, although seldom common.

Beaumont, 2002: VC65. Baldersby St James, August 1980 det. HEB (TAP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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