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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319651883
Year last recorded19042007200220142014
Number of records287495
Number of individuals06130317
Unique positions277285
Unique locations277265
Adult records071494
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 71 records from 47 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1339 Eudonia murana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Jun 2011

Species Account

Similar species: 1340 Eudonia truncicolella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, this is a common moth in Pennine localities, the Dales and North York Moors. On the lower ground it is much less frequent and there is only a single record from VC61, Skipwith Common, 1894 (Ash, 1895).

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