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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

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

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521868199618832006
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1275171078337
Number of individuals33071813630252
Unique positions67819335
Unique locations70819334
Adult records1275171078137
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1519 records from 134 sites. First recorded in 1868.


1336 Eudonia pallida 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. West Melton, 13.8.1996, 23.7.1997, 6.7.1999 (HEB); Wintersett Country Park, 26.7.1998, 8.8.1998 det. HEB (PSm, PM et. al.); Rawcliffe Bridge, 18.7.2000 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC65. Marne Barracks, 4.8.2006 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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