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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Plantains, wild herbs, Heather, Sitka Spruce.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188320031883
Year last recorded20142014201420112007
Number of records23403964
Number of individuals23575773
Unique positions18253162
Unique locations16192962
Adult records22383463
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 112 records from 72 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.111 Eupoecilia angustana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.111 Eupoecilia angustana 03
© David & Paul Ashton, 11 Jul 2014
49.111 Eupoecilia angustana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.111 Eupoecilia angustana 01
© Ian Marshall, 23 Jun 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common throughout all five vice-counties.

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