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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-early Sep.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832002
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records6019681418
Number of individuals884011047142
Unique positions231732507
Unique locations211527537
Adult records5717651358
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 296 records from 123 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1340 Eudonia truncicolella 03
© Andy Nunn
1340 Eudonia truncicolella 02
© Damian Money
1340 Eudonia truncicolella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Aug 2009

Species Account

Similar species: 1334 Scoparia ambigualis.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Essentially a woodland species this moth is recorded widely and sometimes commonly in vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Magdalen Wood, fairly common 6.8.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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