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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Ash.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831883188319842000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3266212820474
Number of individuals29875137273101
Unique positions4623404414
Unique locations4924384211
Adult records3266112618674
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 794 records from 164 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.048 Euzophera pinguis 03
© Terry Box
62.048 Euzophera pinguis 02
© Terry Box, 22 Jul 2012
62.048 Euzophera pinguis 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and generally scarce.

Beaumont, 2002: There has been a considerable increase in the number of records since 1989, the moth is now recorded regularly in vice counties 61 and 63 with recent records from the remaining vice-counties.
VC65. near North Stainley, mid August 1997 (per JBJ); Hutton Conyers, 12.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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