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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-11mm.

Foodplant: Ploughman's Spikenard, other Thistles spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200020122010
Year last recorded201420122011
Number of records613
Number of individuals828
Unique positions512
Unique locations511
Adult records413
Immature records200

For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 2000.


1519 Euleioptilus carphodactyla 03
© Dave Williamson 1st June 2011
1519 Euleioptilus carphodactyla 02
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Jun 2010
1519 Euleioptilus carphodactyla 01
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Jun 2010

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Potteric Carr, 4.6 & 20.8.2000 (RIH). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC65. Nosterfield NR, five on 5.6.2010 (JCW, DMB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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