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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: late Jul-Aug (from May elsewhere).

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Alder Buckthorn, Honeysuckle and Grape Vine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2004
Year last recorded2012
Number of records9
Number of individuals9
Unique positions5
Unique locations5
Adult records9
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 2004.


49.112 Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth) 02
© Barry Spence, 6 Aug 2009
49.112 Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth) 01
© Barry Spence, 4 Aug 2007

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Spurn, 7.8.2004 det. BRS (MJC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Resident in the southern counties of England and in south Wales. First recorded at Spurn (VC61) in 2004 with two further occurrences at the same locality in 2009, these are perhaps more likely to represent immigrant examples from continental Europe than wanderers from the south of England.

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