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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Wormwood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201319752002
Year last recorded201320132002
Number of records11071
Number of individuals11231
Unique positions1111
Unique locations1111
Adult records11071
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 109 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1975.


62.050 Euzophera cinerosella 02
© Ian Marshall, 21 Jun 2013
62.050 Euzophera cinerosella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 May 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in Yorkshire in 1975 it is evidently now well established in the extreme south of VC63.

Beaumont, 2002: Unlike most of the recently arrived species to the County this moth has not showed any real signs of extending its range, in fact it appears to be recorded less frequently than during the 1980s.

Argus 47, 2001-04: This moth remains local in its traditional county localities in the south of VC63 but a record from VC65 represents a considerable northward increase in range.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 16.5.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013:
VC61. North Ferriby, 21.6.2013 det. HEB (IM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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